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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.)

Caroline Clapham IELTS Masters Award 2024: Applications Due June 30th

Editor’s note: The following text is shared from the IELTS partners and features content found at this link. The content has been adapted for the purposes of TIRF communications. The IELTS partners (British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and Cambridge University Press & Assessment) are pleased to invite applications for the Caroline Clapham IELTS

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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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TIRF Bailey Award: Proposal Window Closes June 20th

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 service to TIRF. The award

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Quick Glance: TIRF’s 2024 DDG Program Proposals by the Numbers

The Foundation’s 2024 DDG (Doctoral Dissertation Grants) application window closed on May 15th. Here is a quick glance at some of the key data we have collected based on this year’s competition. The applicants in this year’s DDG competition will be notified in late August or early September concerning the

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TIRF’s Mid-Year Appeal Seeks to Grow Russ Campbell DDG Fund

Over the last year, we have been raising funds to support TIRF’s Russell N. Cambell (RNC) Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) award, a distinction bestowed annually upon the highest-rated DDG recipient. The RNC DDG is named after one of TIRF’s founding Trustees, the late Dr. Russ Campbell, a wonderful colleague to

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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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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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