As December draws to an end each year, TIRF is busy preparing to launch a new competition for its Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) program. And this year is no different – we are happy to announce that, as a result of the wonderful support from Cambridge Assessment English, the British Council, and our many individual donors, we will once again be offering the Foundation’s flagship program to qualifying doctoral students around the world.

There are two types of DDGs being offered by TIRF in 2019. The first is our long-standing TIRF-Cambridge DDG, which is supported by Cambridge Assessment English. The other type is the TIRF-British Council DDG, which is supported by the British Council and is aimed at promoting research to better meet the needs of language education in under-resourced nations.

DDGs are provided in the amount of up to US $5,000 per award. The deadline for receipt of proposals is Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Please click here to download and read the 2019 DDG CFP.

Since 2002, TIRF has supported students completing their doctoral research on topics related to the Foundation’s research priorities. The Foundation has made DDG awards to 130 individuals from nearly 30 countries during the 17 years the program has been offered. Applicants who have been advanced to candidacy in legitimate PhD or EdD programs are invited to submit proposals for funding. Proposals are reviewed by a TIRF committee of established international researchers. Each year, the highest rated DDG proposal is awarded in the name of the late Dr. Russell N. Campbell, who was one of TIRF’s founding Trustees.