TIRF’s 2020 DDG Competition


TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – is pleased to announce its 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating a range of topics in English language education. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 27.

There are two types of grants offered through TIRF’s DDG program. Information about the two types of grants, as well as eligibility concerns, resource videos, answers to frequently asked questions, and much more can be found at: https://www.tirfonline.org/grants-prizes/doctoral-dissertation-grants/

TIRF and its Trustees are grateful to be working in partnership with Cambridge Assessment English and the British Council, as well as individual donors, in support of the 2020 DDG competition.

Please write to info@tirfonline.org if you have any questions about this announcement, or visit the link above. Many thanks in advance!


Deadline extension and updates due to the COVID-19 crisis

I am writing to share news of a deadline extension for TIRF’s 2020 DDG competition. The revised deadline is Wednesday, May 27th. Please share this message with your colleagues and via any listservs you may manage.

In addition to the revised deadline, we understand that the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in delays for some DDG applicants relative to the process of obtaining IRB/Ethics approval. If an individual’s DDG application is complete except for IRB approval, s/he should submit her/his proposal by the deadline and include a cover page letting TIRF know when s/he expects to receive approval. TIRF will do its best to work with applicants.