Here are two funding opportunities from the International English Language Testing System:
Educational institutions and suitably qualified individuals are invited to apply for funding to undertake applied research projects in relation to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for a period of one or two years. Financial support for individual projects selected will in principle be limited to a maximum of £45,000/AU$70,000.
The application deadline is June 30, 2012.
For full details go to http://www.ielts.org/researchers/grants_and_awards/call_for_research_proposal.aspx
As part of the tenth anniversary of IELTS in 1999, the IELTS partners - British Council, IELTS Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - established an annual award of £1,000 for the Master's-level dissertation or thesis in English which makes the most significant contribution to the field of language testing.
Submissions must be for a dissertation/thesis written in partial or total fulfillment of the requirements for a Master's degree or its equivalent, and must be supported by a letter from the applicant's academic supervisor. The work should be language testing focused but need not be IELTS-related.
Dissertatations must be submitted to IELTS by June 30, 2012.
For full details go to http://www.ielts.org/researchers/grants_and_awards/ielts_masters_award.aspx