IELTS Research Grants – Apply Now!

Up to AU$70,000/£45,000 available per project

Educational institutions and suitably qualified individuals are invited to apply for funding to undertake applied research projects in relation to IELTS for a period of one or two years.

Total grant funding of up to AUD$215,000 (£130,000) may be provided with up to AU$70,000/£45,000 available per project.

Research areas of interest include test development and validation issues, issues relating to contexts of test use and  issues of test impact.

Applications must be submitted by 30 June 2014.

How to apply

Latest recipients

Congratulations to the successful research grant recipients grants who applied last year to undertake projects funded by IDP IELTS Australia this year:

  • Professor Jill Blackmore, Professor Lesley Farrell, Dr Anne Marie Morrissey and Dr Cate Gribble from the Centre for Research in Educational Futures and Innovation at Deakin University, Australia, will investigate the use of IELTS in determining employment, migration and professional registration outcomes in healthcare and early childhood education in Australia.
  • Dr Philip Chappell and Dr Heather Jackson of Macquarie University, Australia, will look at the impact of teacher cognition and classroom practices on IELTS test preparation courses in the Australian ELICOS sector.
  • Dr Aek Phakiti from The University of Sydney, Australia will undertake a study of test-takers’ calibration and strategy use in IELTS listening tasks.

View a full list of recipients

New research

Recently published research includes a qualitative study exploring stakeholder perceptions of the IELTS test as a gateway to the professional workplace for teachers in Australia and New Zealand.


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