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TIRF DDG recipients

Recipients and Findings

The Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) was held online this year from June 14 to 17, and as has been the custom for several years, TIRF was represented there. At the awards ceremony, plaques were given to seven TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grant (DDG) recipients – five 2019 TIRF DDG recipients and two 2020 awardees. (Since last year’s LTRC event was cancelled due to the pandemic, recognizing the 2019 grantees was not possible.)

TIRF’s 2019 DDG Competition Underway

TIRF’s 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition is underway. The Foundation’s flagship program is designed to provide awards for doctoral students nearing the completion of their studies. Along with our long-standing partners, the Foundation is offering DDGs in the amount of up to US $5,000 per award. The deadline for

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TIRF’s New MRG Competition Now Open

Just last month, TIRF announced its new TIRF Masters Research Grants (MRG) Program. In 2019, the Foundation will consider masters-level research proposals from individuals enrolled in masters programs at universities in Chinese-speaking contexts. During the pilot year, applications will be accepted from masters students in Chinese-speaking contexts, including individuals living

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MindBrainEd Think Tank Journal

Editor’s note: Dr. Curtis Kelly is a Professor of English at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan. In this piece, he shares information about MindBrainEd Think Tank journal with TIRF supporters. Research in the neuroscience and psychology of learning is advancing by leaps and bounds, but little of that work is

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Useful Resource for Language Education Professionals: OASIS Database

Editor’s note: Ms. Amy Sullivan is a MA TESOL alumna of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. In this piece, she provides information about the OASIS database and its usefulness for language education professionals.  The OASIS (Open Accessible Summaries in Language Studies) database, according to its website, provides summaries

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Chair’s Report, By Kathi Bailey – Making Our Own Footsteps

Earlier this month, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed in the United States. His granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King, laid a wreath at her grandfather’s tomb. Yolanda King says she knows her family history and wants to use it to forward her grandfather’s mission. NBC News correspondent Rehema Ellis asked

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