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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-British Council Research Mentoring Awards (2024-2025)

We are pleased to announce the continuation of the TIRF-British Council Research Mentoring Awards (RMAs) program. The RMAs, first offered last year, are designed to support new researchers and improve the quality of research undertaken by students in doctoral programs within the field of English language education on issues of

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TIRF’s 2025 Alatis Prize Program Now Open

The 2025 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts nomination period is now open! For the 2025 program, a prize of $500 will be awarded for an article or chapter published in English and dealing with some aspect of language policy and/or

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Christopher Brumfit Essay Prize 2024

Editor’s notes: The following announcement is shared with TIRF supporters by Cambridge University Press and has been adapted for the purposes of communications from TIRF. Language Teaching has announced the award of an essay prize which honors one of the Founding Editors of the journal. To compete for the prize (discussed below), individuals

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TESOL 2025 Call for Proposals: Act Soon

Editor’s note: The following text is shared from TESOL International Association’s website, regarding its call for proposals for the 2025 TESOL Convention & English Language Expo. The annual TESOL convention offers English language teaching professionals and scholars from around the globe the premier opportunity for professional development. Educators and scholars

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Call for Papers: MADE in Educational Research and Practice

Editor’s note: In this piece, TIRF Trustees Anna Krulatz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and MaryAnn Christison (University of Utah) along with Eliane Lorenz (Justus Liebig University Giessen) share their call for proposals for an edited volume with TIRF supporters. The working title of the volume is Using Multilingual

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Progress Report: TIRF’s Russell N. Campbell Endowment Campaign

Throughout 2023 and the first few months of 2024, TIRF raised money to ensure long-term funding for the Foundation’s Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) program. By establishing the Russell N. Campbell (RNC) endowment, the grant offered each year by TIRF in the founding Trustee’s name could be awarded in perpetuity. In

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TIRF Bailey Award Proposal Window Now Open

The TIRF Kathleen M. Bailey Teacher-Research Award (hereafter, the “TIRF Bailey Award”) is meant to recognize Dr. Bailey’s research, her lifelong commitment to teaching, and her desire to support and encourage research carried out by practicing English language teachers, as well as to honor her commitment to TIRF. The award

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TIRF’s 2024 DDG Competition Proposal Window Closing Soon

The deadline for proposals for TIRF’s 2024 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition is arriving soon. The Foundation’s flagship program is designed to provide much-needed support for doctoral students nearing the completion of their studies. Along with our long-standing partners (Cambridge English [part of the Cambridge University Press & Assessment] and

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TIRF’s 2024 TESOL Presentation Slidecast Now Available

If you missed TIRF’s presentation at the 2024 TESOL Convention, we have good news to share. A slidecast has been created and posted to TIRF’s website and YouTube Channel. Click here to access the recording. The presentation is entitled “Generative AI and Language Education: An Exciting and Disruptive Era.” The

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Susan Bell Joins TIRF as U.S. State Department Observer

Members of TIRF’s Board of Trustees welcomed to its meeting last month its latest U.S. State Department Observer, Susan Bell. She is a member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor and is the Director of the Office of English Language Programs in the Department

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