Editor’s note: The text below is being shared from TESOL International Association’s website.

The TESOL International Association Research Agenda seeks to promote spirited inquiry and systematic investigation that will contribute to the knowledge base of the TESOL field. As described in the agenda, TESOL research may focus on individual, community, or societal issues and should be responsive to current theoretical perspectives and ecological conditions driving change in language learning and teaching. TESOL research should be governed by ethical consideration for research participants and society as a whole and seek to inform and improve both policy and practice.

The TESOL Research Agenda was developed to delineate TESOL’s research direction and bring together researchers and practitioners with the aim of improving English language teaching and learning. In support of this work, the Research Professional Council (RPC) has been charged with soliciting research proposals that encourage practitioner–researcher collaboration.

Each award provides up to US $2,500 for applicants who are currently working on or would like to start research projects that are aligned with the TESOL Research Agenda.  Preference will be given to collaborative research that involves any combination of classroom practitioner, administrator, and/or an outside researcher. Award recipients ​are expected to present their preliminary findings either at the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo in Chicago, Illinois, USA, ​27-30 March 2018 or at another ELT face-to-face professional meeting.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, July 4th. For more information, please visit click here.