The IELTS Research Committee, comprising representatives of the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and Cambridge Assessment English, is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2017 Caroline Clapham IELTS Masters Award to Martin Stark, who completed his degree at Lancaster University. His dissertation, which looked at the automated analysis of linguistic features on a writing task, was supervised by Tineke Brunfaut.
The award, which carries a prize of £1000 and sponsored attendance at the annual Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), aims to encourage young researchers to pursue careers in language testing. Counted among former winners are professors and lecturers, researchers in examination bodies and other organisations, and a director of a teacher training institute. Qualified individuals who would like to join the 2018 competition are invited to visit https://www.ielts.org/teaching-and-research/ielts-masters-award for details of the competition and submission guidelines.