The IELTS Partners offer grants for research on English language learning and assessment, and awards for best practice in language education.
Since 1995, the IELTS research program has provided financial support for more than 110 external studies carried out by over 242 researchers around the world.
Applications for research grants are open from April to June each year.
There are five different research grants and awards that are available, which are as follows:
The IELTS joint-funded research program is sponsored by -the British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia, with support from Cambridge Assessment English.
The key aims of the program are to ensure that:
• the test remains contemporary, relevant and useful for organisations that use IELTS results
• IELTS contributes to the growing understanding of the nature of language proficiency and its place within linguistics and language education.
Each year, individuals and education institutions with relevant experience are invited to apply to undertake IELTS-related research projects.
This award recognises outstanding International Enrolment Management models in the United States that demonstrate innovative approaches to enhanced international student success through collaborations across departments.
Awardees receive a presentation opportunity and registration for two at the annual NAFSA conference, and a plaque to be awarded at IELTS USA’s NAFSA Global Partner session.