Progress Report: TIRF’s Russ Campbell Endowment Campaign

We are pleased to share this update with you about TIRF’s latest fundraising effort. As we reported in the July issue of TIRF Today, the Board of Trustees has launched a campaign to create an endowment honoring founding TIRF Trustee Russ Campbell. The effort is well under way, and we

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Announcing TIRF-British Council Research Mentoring Awards Recipients

Earlier this year, TIRF furthered its partnership with the British Council by establishing the TIRF-British Council Research Mentoring Awards (RMAs). In this post, we share news about this new award program and announce the inaugural recipients. The RMAs are designed to support new researchers and improve the quality of research

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Chair’s Report, By Jun Liu – How Will AI Transform ELT?

Dear TIRF Colleagues and Friends: I had the pleasure of being invited to give a keynote speech on September 15th at the 2023 TOEFL Annual Conference in Beijing, China, in my role as TIRF President. In my talk, which was entitled “How Will AI Transform ELT?”, I used video clips

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TOEFL® Grant for Doctoral Research in Language Assessment

ETS is currently accepting applications for the 2024 TOEFL® Grant for Doctoral Research in Language Assessment (previously called Small Grants for Doctoral Research in Second or Foreign Language Assessment). The application deadline is 11:59 pm (U.S. Eastern Time) on October 15, 2023. Ph.D. candidates working on dissertation research in foreign

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Join TIRF’s Partners in Supporting Language Education Research

TIRF is offering an exciting initiative in which you can support both the Foundation and our field in a cost-effective way while delivering recognition of your organization’s brand via TIRF’s website. In short, for US $100 a year, organizations worldwide can sponsor one (or more) of TIRF’s 240+ reference lists,

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TIRF’s 2024 Alatis Prize Competition: Deadline October 2nd

The 2024 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts nomination period is currently open. However, individuals interested should take action soon. The nomination deadline arrives in just a few days. For the 2024 competition, a prize of $500 will be awarded for

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TIRF’s 2023 Fall Board Meeting Recap

TIRF hosted its Fall Board meeting earlier this month, on September 15th via Zoom. Members of TIRF’s Board of Trustees met to discuss a number of initiatives and laid the foundation for its work over the next six months and beyond. In this piece, we offer some key points from

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Announcing TIRF’s 2023 DDG Awardees

This year marks the 22nd consecutive year TIRF has offered its Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDGs)  to doctoral candidates around the world. With the support of our partners – Cambridge English (part of the Cambridge University Press & Assessment), the British Council, and Educational Testing Service, Inc. – along with many individual donors

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Progress Update: TIRF’s Russ Campbell Endowment Campaign

As we reported in our March and July issues of TIRF Today, the Foundation is establishing The Russell N. Campbell Endowment to support TIRF’s Doctoral Dissertation Grant (DDG) Program. Each year, the author of the highest rated DDG proposal is named as the Russell N. Campbell honoree. This tradition was

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