Cheng & Tsui SIG Awards

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Call for Proposal

With a generous donation from Cheng & Tsui, for a five-year period from 2017 to 2022, the Special Interest Group (SIG) Awards will support projects related to pedagogical research and material development from CLTA SIGs. The CLTA Professional Development Committee invites proposals for the Cheng & Tsui SIG Awards.

Awards and Eligibility

Each year, the CLTA Professional Development Committee intends to select three or four SIGs to share the $2,000 Cheng & Tsui SIG Awards. The awards can be used to defray the cost of conducting the intended projects and/or travel to the CLTA Annual Conference for dissemination of the project outcomes. Only current CLTA SIGs are eligible to apply, and all expenses must have receipts and will be reimbursed by the CLTA Secretary up to the amount awarded. Additionally, only one SIG is eligible to submit one proposal per year.


A current SIG may submit a three to four-page electronic proposal in English or Chinese (double-spaced, 12-point font) that includes a clear description of the project, such as the theoretical background; the objectives and intended audience; design of the project; timeline; budget of the project (itemized in detail); and expected outcomes. A reference list should be included at the end of the proposal, but this section is not counted in the page limitation.


An awarded SIG is expected to conduct one of the following activities upon completion of their projects:

  • Present at the Cheng & Tsui SIG Award panel of presentations at the CLTA Annual Conference;
  • Organize a Cheng & Tsui SIG workshop at the CLTA Annual Conference.

In order to ensure that all CLTA members benefit from the results of the awarded projects, all awarded SIGs are required to submit to CLTA a final report, which will be made public through the CLTA websites.


Subject: SIG Awards Application


Recipients will be notified via email on August 15th. The awarded SIGs will be announced at the CLTA General Membership Meeting.