TIRF is now offering an exciting a new 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. For only US $100, your team can take advantage of this exciting opportunity!

Since 2010, TIRF has been building a database of reference lists on critical areas of research in our field. Over the last 10+ years, the Foundation has amassed more than 230 such lists, which are shared freely as downloadable Word documents on TIRF’s website for the public to use. The lists are extremely beneficial to researchers, writers, practitioners, students at all levels of higher education, and program administrators, as they contain citations that individuals can use when carrying out research, writing a paper, preparing a workshop or conference presentation, and so on.

Organizations of all kinds are invited to sponsor one or more of TIRF’s reference lists for a minimum donation of US $100 per list annually. The sponsorship of the list(s) will remain in effect for a period of one year, after which support may be renewed. In return, the sponsoring organization’s logo will appear on TIRF’s website in three places:

  1. TIRF’s main “Reference Lists” landing page (see example);
  2. The individual reference list’s landing page (see example); and
  3. The actual reference list(s) your organization sponsors (see example).

TIRF’s ”Reference Lists” landing page consistently ranks in the top-three most visited sections of TIRF’s website (only behind the Foundation’s homepage and its Doctoral Dissertation Grants sections). Such online traffic helps to promote your organization’s visibility via TIRF’s site.

There are two additional benefits to consider. First, each quarter, TIRF will announce via its newsletter and website the latest organizations that have become involved in this program. Your organization’s logo will be included in such announcements. Second, your organization is encouraged to suggest additions to the list(s) it is sponsoring, or even to suggest citations for a reference list on a new topic. The types of citations that are allowed/disallowed are shared below (note that TIRF reserves the right to revise items in these two categories). 

Allowable citations:

  1. Books
  2. Book chapters
  3. Journal articles
  4. Published volumes of conference proceedings
  5. Other published research reports (e.g., from ministries of education, research centers, etc.) 

Disallowed citations:

  1. Textbooks          
  2. Unpublished doctoral/masters theses
  3. Blog posts
  4. Unpublished conference presentations

You may click here or click here to see a list of available reference lists awaiting sponsorship. If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring a list, please write to TIRF’s Chief Operating Officer, Ryan Damerow, at rdamerow@middlebury.edu. (Please note that sponsorship from individuals is not being accepted at this time.)

Thank you for considering supporting TIRF and the field of language education in this way!