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Flexible Funding Call: Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS) final call

This MEITS project is the second and final call for funding to encourage more researchers and partners to work in partnership with the MEITS project, part of the AHRC's Open World Research Initiative (OWRI). This project is looking for proposals which foster innovation in research-led teaching, and which support curriculum change in modern languages in higher education (but excluding language teaching).

Six strands of research

MEITS is a multidisciplinary project that includes six research strands exploring multilingualism from a range of perspectives. The research strands are:

  1. Arts of identity: literature, cinema, culture and citizenship in a globalizing Europe
  2. Standard languages, norms and variation: comparative perspectives in multilingual contexts
  3. Sociolinguistic perspectives on multilingualism: identity, diversity and social cohesion
  4. The influence of multilingual identity on foreign language learning
  5. Language learning across the lifespan: the role of age, language-specific factors and learning experience on language acquisition
  6. Multilingualism and cognition: implications for motivation, health and well-being


This call is aimed at experienced, mid-career researchers (defined as 5-15 years post PhD) working in modern languages, and from institutions which are not involved in any of the four OWRI projects. A preference will be given to colleagues working in under-represented areas of the UK in OWRI, and especially Wales and Scotland.

Follow the links below for further details.