Faculty continually strive to secure grant funding for conducting research aimed at improving education at the LERC. Some key grants are listed below.
- 2014 Fryer, L. & Thompson, A. ¥430,000. To develop a classroom, tablet-based, situational interest measurement tools. From the Kyushu Sanyo University Computer Network Center research assistance program.
- 2013 Fryer, L., Sano, Bovee, N., & Ozono, S. ¥380,000. Development of 23 motivational videos for first and second-year students studying within compulsory English language courses. The videos will be employed in a randomized experiment with 85 English language classes. The intervention will test whether students’ motivation can be increased by a series of motivational videos and whether an increase in adaptive motivation has an effect on learning outcomes (grades and standardized exams). From the Kyushu Sanyo University Computer Network Center research assistance program.
- 2012 Fryer, L., Stewart, J., & Stubbe, R. ¥500,000. Online open access journal creation. Vocabulary Learning and Instruction. The journal is currently online: VLI-Journal.org. From the Kyushu Sanyo University Computer Network Center research assistance program.
- 2012 Stewart, J. ¥1,400,000. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Young Scientist (B) Grant: 日本人学習者の第語語彙知識の次元性：実証的研究 (Exploring the Dimensionality of the L2 Vocabulary Knowledge of Japanese Learners) April 2012 – March 2014 1,400,000円 (Principal Investigator).
- 2012 Stewart, J. ¥1,800,000. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Challenging Exploratory Research Grant: 英語スピーキング伝達能力客観テスト (An Objective Test of Communicative Speaking Ability) April 2012 – March 2014 1,800,000円 (Co-investigator).
- 2010 Fryer, L., Bovee, N., Stewart, J. ¥1,380,000. KSU myＷord e-ラーニングシステムの開発. 九州産業大学総合情報基盤センター研究開発計画補助金. From the Kyushu Sanyo University Computer Network Center research assistance program.
- 2009 Cvitkovic, R., Bovee, N., & Sakamoto, Y. ¥4,160,000. Effects of Web 2.0 feedback on SLA & motivation. Grants In-Aid for Scientific Research (Web 2.0の活用法による学習者のSLAと学習動機の効果に関する研究). MEXT Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research.
- 2008 (April)- 2011 (March). University Department or Center national “Good Practice Award” for progressive curricula of excellent quality. This is a three-year award and financial support for excellence in curricula from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Financial award received by the Centre was approximately 10,000,000 Japanese yen annually for three years.