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 Researcher Tribute: Show Your Love this February!

Throughout the month of February, TIRF is spreading the love for researchers around the world! Show your appreciation for a mentor, scholar, colleague, or even an organization by submitting a text- or video-based tribute that shares how that person’s (or organization’s) research affected your life. If you would like to

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ETS Committee of Examiners 2024 Research Grant Programs

Editor’s note: In this piece, we share information from colleagues at Educational Testing Service (ETS), long-time TIRF partner, regarding their research grants currently available to members in our community. ETS is pleased to announce the TOEFL® Committee of Examiners (COE) 2024 Research Grant Programs. Full details about the three grant

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TIRF’s Activities at 2023 TESOL Convention in Portland

TIRF is preparing for its activities next month in Portland, Oregon, USA during the TESOL 2023 International Convention & English Language Expo. In this piece, we share information about the various events we will be participating in and share how our supporters and partners can engage with us. For the

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Chair’s Report, By Jun Liu – Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

Dear TIRF Friends, Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!  For the first time in over the last three decades, I spent the Spring Festival in Macau. It was memorable. Traditionally, families gather during the Chinese New Year. In modern China, migrant workers travel home to have reunion dinners with their families

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Recapping TIRF’s 2022 Year-end Appeal

We are thrilled to report that, due to the outstanding response from supporters like you, TIRF more than met its 2022 year-end fundraising goal! Beginning mid-November 2022, when our appeal was first announced, through December 31, 2022, gifts from the public totaled $18,049.96. This level of giving allowed us to

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TIRF’s 2023 DDG Competition Underway

The application window for TIRF’s 2023 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition is now open. The Foundation’s flagship program is designed to provide awards for doctoral students nearing the completion of their studies. Along with our long-standing partners – Cambridge English (part of Cambridge University Press & Assessment) and the British

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Research Spotlight: Global Online Teacher Education Center (GOTEC)

Editor’s note: In this piece, Dr. Woomee L. Kim, GOTEC Postdoctoral Fellow at George Mason University, shares GOTEC activities with TIRF supporters. Global Online Teacher Education Center (GOTEC) is a newly established center at George Mason University’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), founded in 2022 by Dr. Joan

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Trio of Researchers Selected as 2023 TIRF Alatis Prize Co-Recipients

We are pleased to announce the co-recipients of the 2023 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Planning and Policy in Educational Contexts. Dr. Wayne E. Wright (Purdue University), Dr. Sovicheth Boun (Salem State University), and Dr. Virak Chan (Purdue University), have been named as this year’s co-recipients

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Support Scholarship, Support TIRF

Earlier this year, the Foundation began offering organizations an opportunity to support both the field of language education and TIRF in a simple and affordable way. In short, TIRF invites organizations to sponsor its reference lists – an activity that also helps to promote their visibility via the Foundation’s channels.

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Announcing TIRF’s 2023 DDG Competition

We are pleased to announce the opening of TIRF’s 2023 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. The commencement of the current DDG program offering marks the 22nd consecutive year the Foundation will make awards to doctoral students around the world. Once again, there are two types of DDGs being offered by

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Chair’s Report, By Jun Liu – What You Give Lives on Forever

Dear TIRF Trustees and Friends, TIRF’s year-end fundraiser is coming up. It runs from today through December 31st. This is the season for celebration! We celebrate the accomplishments TIRF has made during the past year and we cherish the hope that we will raise substantial funds for TIRF to support

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