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 AU$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 2015.
Congratulations to Glenys Merrifield who is the latest recipient of the grant, awarded last year to undertake projects funded by IDP IELTS Australia this year. Glenys’s research will be on ‘Revisiting attitudes and perceptions of IELTS stakeholders: An impact study into professional associations in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom.’
A number of research projects have recently been published and are available for free at www.ielts.org/research
- Investigating the appropriateness of IELTS cut-off scores for admissions and placement decisions at an English-medium university in Egypt, authored by Elizabeth Arrigoni and Victoria Clark, American University in Cairo (click here for details)
- Literacy practices in the professional workplace: Implications for the IELTS reading and writing tests, authored by Tim Moore, Swinburne University of Technology; Janne Morton, University of Melbourne; David Hall, Swinburne University of Technology; and Chris Wallis, Swinburne College, Australia (click here for details)
- Tracking international students’ English proficiency over the first semester of undergraduate study, authored by Ms Pamela Humphreys, Dr Michael Haugh, Dr Ben Fenton-Smith, Dr Ana Lobo, Dr Rowan Michael and Dr Ian Walkinshaw Griffith University, Australia