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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 Forms New Partnership with Duoweimingju

Earlier this month, TIRF entered into a five-year partnership with Chengdu Duoweimingju (DWMJ) Institute of Education, which is an educational research institute based in Chengdu, China. TIRF will help meet the professional development needs of DWMJ’s growing base of language education professionals. As part of its work, DWMJ serves as

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TIRF Anniversary Events: Gala Fundraiser & Breakfast Celebration

Although TIRF’s activities detailed in the lead story of the March issue of TIRF Today involved a number of business-related issues, there were two other events that were purely celebratory in nature. Why, you ask? Because the Foundation was celebrating its 20th anniversary, and it did so in grand fashion!

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Deadline Approaching for TIRF’s MRG Competition

Earlier this year, TIRF announced its new TIRF Masters Research Grants (MRG) Program. The Foundation will consider masters-level research proposals from individuals enrolled in masters programs at universities in Chinese-speaking contexts, but there is less than one month to apply. Proposals are due by April 24th. During the pilot year,

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Educational Testing Service (ETS), a long-time TIRF partner, currently has several types of grant opportunities available. These grants are of interest to researchers and graduate students. Although the deadline for letters of intent for two of the available grants is rapidly approaching, the other grant program’s deadline is not until

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Language Testing Special Issue 2021: Call for Proposals

Editor’s note: The content below has been adapted from a recent announcement by the journal, Language Testing. The editors of Language Testing are currently accepting proposals from prospective guest editors for the 2021 special issue of the journal. Each year, Language Testing devotes a special issue to papers focused on

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