Throughout the holiday season, we are encouraging our supporters to read about the lives being impacted by our work. Read on to hear from Michael Koslowski, one of our 2022 DDG awardees!

Michael Koslowski (University of Toronto): “I would like to express my gratitude to the Foundation and partners for the support and opportunity to advance my dissertation process and career as a researcher.

The funding will be integral to my doctoral journey in two key ways. First, it will contribute to funding my data collection in Japan, which includes in-person classroom observations and follow-up interviews with instructors. I had initially planned to go to Japan in April 2020, but with COVID-19 border closures, this was not possible until now, and so I am very excited to finally be able to meet my participants and add this final piece of my mixed-methods research design. Secondly, the TIRF funding will enable dissemination of my research through major conferences, such as AAAL, TESOL, CAAL, and AILA. I look forward to representing TIRF at these conferences and contributing my research findings to important discussions and advances in our field.”

Learn more about Michael’s work here:

Our Trustees our matching donors’ gifts dollar for dollar between now and December 31st, up to $17,525 total. Use the following link to support doctoral students like Michael: