TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – is pleased to announce its 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating any of the following topics:
- Bilingualism or Plurilingualism in Business, Industry, and the Professions
- Language Assessment
- Optimal Uses of Technology in the Delivery of English Language Instruction
- Language Teacher Education
- Students’ Age and Effective English Language Education in Schools
- Language Policy and Planning
Applicants must be enrolled in legitimate doctoral programs and must have been advanced to candidacy. That is, they must have completed any required coursework and/or examinations, and must have had their research plan officially approved by the university.
TIRF is pleased to note that half of available funding for the 2015 DDG competition will be used to fund doctoral candidates’ research at universities in the countries on the OECD DAC list of countries: http://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/49483614.pdf. These monies will also be used to fund candidates’ research whose work has the potential for positive impact in countries on the list of nations on the OECD DAC list.
TIRF is particularly interested in research proposals that have clear implications for policy makers and others in positions to make decisions about English language education practices. Thus doctoral students from countries on the OEDC DAC list are eligible, as are candidates whose work has the potential to directly and positively influence English language education in those countries.
The application deadline is April 22, 2015. For further information, please visit http://www.tirfonline.org/research-grants/doctoral-dissertation-grants/
TIRF and its Trustees are grateful to be working in partnership with Cambridge English Language Assessment and the British Council, as well as individual donors, in making possible the 2015 DDG competition.
You are welcome to write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this announcement.
Kathi Bailey, President of TIRF
Ryan Damerow, Executive Assistant of TIRF