Beginning in 2019, there are two changes made to TIRF’s research priorities. The first change is that the former list of priorities has been restructured and relabeled as “topics” under three macro categories: (1) Language Planning and Policy; (2) Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Preparation; and (3) Language Assessment. So, for example, an applicant doing research on the topic of English as a medium of instruction (EMI) might focus on language planning and policy related to EMI, or focus on language assessment for instructors teaching via EMI.

The second change is that the Board of Trustees voted to accept proposals on two new research topics: (1) Research on Revitalization of Endangered Indigenous Languages, and (2) Migrants and Refugees: Teaching and Assessing English. Click on the links just above for more information about these two new research topics.