Individuals and organizations with relevant experience are invited to apply for funding to undertake applied research projects in relation to English language testing, specifically International English Language Testing System (IELTS) related, to be carried out in 2012. Funding of up to AUD$36,000 per research project is awarded to a selected number of proposals each year.
IELTS-related research makes an important contribution to the monitoring and test development process for IELTS; it also helps IELTS stakeholders (e.g. English language professionals and teachers) to develop a greater understanding of the test.
This year we encourage applications to undertake research studies which fit within these broad areas:
• Test development and validation issues
• Issues relating to contexts of test use
• Issues of test impact
Apply online at http://www.idp.com/ielts/grants2011. Applications must be submitted by 30 June 2011.
Osborne, J. [LTEST-L] IELTS Research Grants - APPLY NOW! LTEST_L listserv (LTEST-L@LISTS.PSU.EDU, 5 May 2011).