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.)

Chair’s Report, By Kathi Bailey – A History of Thanks

Autumn is traditionally a time of giving thanks. Here in the northern hemisphere, the Canadians have already celebrated their Thanksgiving Day. In the US, we will be celebrating on Thursday, November 25th. Thinking about this month’s Chair’s Report, I wondered about the etymology of the word thanks. A blog called

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TIRF Vice President Jun Liu Gives Keynote at ETA-ROC Conference

From November 12 to 14, the English Teachers’ Association-Republic of China (ETA-ROC) hosted both its 30th International Symposium on English Language Teaching and Learning and the 23rd International Conference and Workshop on TEFL and Applied Linguistics in Taipei, Taiwan. TIRF’s Vice President, Jun Liu, was the keynote speaker for the

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Support TIRF this Year on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is coming up next week – Tuesday, November 30th – and TIRF is hoping you will consider making a donation to the Foundation on a day designed to help nonprofit organizations during the giving season. According to the #GivingTuesday website, “GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by

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Unveiling TIRF’s New-Look Website

We are excited to share with TIRF supporters our new-look website and revised logo! The results of a months-long process this summer behind the scenes at TIRF is a modern website with new functionality, refreshed features, an improved user experience, and a new color palate. These updates work together to

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TIRF “Alumni Map” Updated – 2021 DDG Recipients Added

The newest iteration of TIRF’s “Alumni Map” is now available! Just last month, the Foundation announced the 2021 TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grant (DDG) recipients. Via this year’s DDG competition, another 15 doctoral students were awarded funds from TIRF to help them complete their research and present their findings at international

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Chair’s Report, By Kathi Bailey – A Scary Story about Research

Imagine yourself (or remember yourself) as a junior researcher. Let’s say you’d had good methodological training and were confident about your knowledge in terms of your subject-matter expertise. But you were also at the bottom of the hierarchy in terms of institutional power. Perhaps you were a research assistant, just

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Kickoff the Giving Season by Supporting TIRF

As our calendars soon turn toward November, the holiday season in many parts of the world starts to take shape. And as the seasons change, nonprofit organizations like TIRF commence their annual appeal plans. It’s never too early to begin considering making your list of nonprofits whose mission you would

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Announcing TIRF’s 2021 DDG Awardees

This year marks the 20th consecutive year TIRF has offered its Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDGs)  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 the process of awarding

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TIRF’s 2022 Alatis Prize Competition Deadline Arrives Tomorrow!

The deadline for TIRF’s 2022 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts is tomorrow: October 1, 2021. For the 2022 competition, a prize of $500 will be awarded for an article or chapter published in English and dealing with some aspect of language policy

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TIRF’s 2021 Fall Board Meeting Recap

The Foundation’s fall meeting took place earlier this month. TIRF’s Board of Trustees, along with its Chief Operating Officer, Ryan Damerow, met virtually to further TIRF’s various programmatic and operational endeavors. Although the online format of the meeting did not allow for the usual eight hours Board members are used

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