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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.)

Announcing TIRF’s 2019 DDG Awardees

This year marks the 18th consecutive year TIRF has offered its Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) program to doctoral candidates around the world. With the support of our partners – Cambridge Assessment English, the British Council, and Educational Testing Service, Inc. – along with many individual donors, TIRF has recently completed

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TIRF’s Inaugural Masters Research Grants Recipients

Late last year, the Foundation launched the inaugural competition for its TIRF Masters Research Grants (MRG) competition. The program, designed to promote masters-level research and scholarship in Chinese-speaking contexts, drew interest from individuals across mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau, and has now resulted in the first class of TIRF

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Previewing TIRF’s Speaker Series with Duoweimingju

TIRF is set to deliver the first session in its speaker series for members of Chengdu Duoweimingju (DWMJ) Institute of Education, based in Chengdu, China. Via this new area of programmatic activity for the Foundation, TIRF’s Trustees and individuals in its network will provide two-hour presentations and discussion sessions for

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TIRF’s Fall 2019 Board Meeting Recap

Earlier this month, TIRF held its fall Board meeting in Virginia and Washington, DC. As TIRF’s programs and operations are continuing to expand, so, too, does the demands the Foundation’s Board of Trustees faces. Evidenced in the variety of issues TIRF’s Board members covered during its meeting, it is clear

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Chair’s Report, By Kathi Bailey – Superpowers, Magic, & TIRF

In recent years, there have been many films and stories in which human beings develop or are given super-human powers. I’m thinking about the Avengers, the X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the Star Wars series, Green Lantern, Batman, and Superman. In terms of books about such beings, the Harry Potter series

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