IELTS research grant opportunities

May 14, 2019
  • Grants and Scholarships
  • International Education
chalk board with a list of questions and statements The International English Language Testing System IELTS partners offer a range of grants, fellowships and awards for research in linguistics and language education. 

Caroline Clapham IELTS Masters Award
Submissions must be for a thesis written in partial or total fulfilment of the requirements for a Master's degree or its equivalent, and must be supported by a letter from the applicant's academic supervisor. The work should be language testing focused but need not be IELTS-related. Theses will only be considered eligible if they were submitted and approved by the university in 2018. For more information on this opportunity, go to

Submission deadline: June 30, 2019

IELTS Morgan Terry Memorial IATEFL Scholarship
Submissions must be between 400-500 words and include an overview of an educational activity or learning resource (you have developed) which could help prospective IELTS test takers prepare for the test. For more information on this opportunity, go to

Submission deadline: July, 2019

IELTS Joint-Funded Research Program
Proposals for applied research projects related to IELTS are welcomed from researchers and institutions with expertise in language learning and assessment research. For more information on this opportunity, go to

Application deadline: June 30, 2019

For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact:
Marianne Menius, Graduate Programs & Research Manager
Misty Wilson, ESL Program Development & Research Manager


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