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.)

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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TIRF Reference List Sponsorship Opportunity

In case you missed the announcement about a new opportunity from TIRF in last month’s issue of TIRF Today, we are now offering an initiative in which you can support both the Foundation and our field in a low-cost way while promoting your organization’s visibility via TIRF’s channels. In short,

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Now Open: TIRF’s 2023 Alatis Prize Competition

The competition for the 2023 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts is now open! For the 2023 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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Chair’s Report, By Kathi Bailey – Getting Paid to Write

Have you ever been paid for writing something? In composing this month’s Chair’s Report, I am thinking about the people around the world who have benefited from TIRF’s grants and awards. Those thoughts reminded me of the first time I ever received a check for something I had written. Here

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2022 TIRF DDG Applications by the Numbers

The Foundation’s 2022 DDG (Doctoral Dissertation Grants) application window closed earlier this month on May 18th. Here is a quick glance at some of the key data we have collected based on this year’s competition. Total Number of Proposals Received: 56 Number of Countries the 2022 DDG Applicants Come From:

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Former TIRF Trustee Dr. Joyce Kling Installed as TESOL President

Last week at the TESOL International Convention and Exposition, Dr. Joyce Kling , a former TIRF Trustee, was installed as the 57th president of the TESOL International Association. The Association now has over 17,000 members and its mission is “To advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for

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Announcing the Opening of TIRF’s 2022 DDG Competition

We are pleased to announce the opening of the 2022 TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. The commencement of the current DDG program offering marks the 21st consecutive year the Foundation will make awards to doctoral students around the world. Once again, there are two types of DDGs being offered

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