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The deadline for TIRF’s 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition is quickly approaching, with an application deadline set for April 22, 2015. The DDG funding is intended to support worthy applicants who have advanced to candidacy (that is, they are in the dissertation phase in their doctoral programs) and whose dissertation research plans address topics that TIRF has prioritized.

4/22/2015
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The deadline for TIRF’s 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition is quickly approaching, with an application deadline set for April 22, 2015. The DDG funding is intended to support worthy applicants who have advanced to candidacy (that is, they are in the dissertation phase in their doctoral programs) and whose dissertation research plans address topics that TIRF has prioritized.
 
These topics are Bilingualism/Plurilingualism in Business, Industry, and the Professions, Language Assessment, Optimal Uses of Technology in the Delivery of English Language Instruction, Language Teacher Education, Students’ Age and Effective English Language Education in Schools, and Language Policy and Planning. Click any of the links above to read a detailed explanation of these re-search priorities.
 
For the second consecutive year, TIRF is offering two types of DDGs. The first is the Foundation’s long-standing TIRF DDG that is supported by Cam-bridge English Language Assessment and many of our individual donors. The other type of grant offered by TIRF is the TIRF-British Council DDG, which is designed to support doctoral candidates from under-resourced parts of the world and/or doctoral candidates doing research which is likely to lead to the improvement of language education in developing nations. To read more about these two types of DDGs, including eligibility requirements, click here to read the call for proposals.
 
Applications must comply with the required proposal format. In order to help potential applicants, TIRF has developed three new resources. The first is a simple application form. There is also a series of six brief instructional videos about how to complete the application. These resources are posted on TIRF’s website, as are a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and accompanying answers. The FAQs cover the topics of eligibility, budget and grant payments, the application process, and super-visors’ letters of support.
 
DDGs are awarded for up to US $5,000 per proposal. The project summaries of successful proposals and photographs of grant recipients will be posted on TIRF’s website by October 31, 2015. For further information, please visit our website or write to info@tirfonline.org.
 
TIRF’s DDG program started in 2002, and since that date, we have made awards to 62 grantees from 17 countries. (Click here to see where our grantees come from, and to learn about their doctoral studies.)

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