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Call for research proposals

Apply for funding to undertake applied research projects on IELTS

The IELTS partners are making available grant funding for IELTS-related research projects commencing in 2017. The amount available for individual projects is £45,000/AU$70,000.

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Educational institutions and suitably qualified individuals are invited to apply for funding to undertake applied research projects in relation to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for a period of one or two years. Financial support for individual projects selected will in principle be limited to a maximum of £45,000/AU$70,000. 

IELTS joint-funded research programme 2016

Guidelines for applying

Annual timetable
30 June 2016 Applications
July/August 2016 Preliminary review of applications
October 2016 Evaluation and selection of successful applicants
November 2016 Notification of Research Committee's decision to applicants 
January 2017 Research commences 
December 2017/18
Final reports due 

All applications received will be treated on a confidential basis. The decision of the review committee will be final.

Proposals are welcomed from researchers and institutions with expertise in language learning and assessment research. Institutions/individuals are invited to submit a written application (maximum of 10 pages, unbound) in accordance with the format and content requirements, see guidelines for applying.

2016 application forms