Call for research proposals: TESOL Research

Below are details of a TESOL research award. I note that you need to be a member of TESOL to apply, but it looks like an interesting proposition for anyone at the stage of wanting to take their research interests further. Here is some brief information from the website about the TESOL International Association Research Agenda and the award:  

TESOL research may focus on individual, community, or societal issues and should be responsive to current theoretical perspectives and ecological conditions driving change in language learning and teaching. TESOL research should be governed by ethical consideration for research participants and society as a whole and seek to inform and improve both policy and practice.

The TESOL Research Agenda was developed to delineate TESOL’s research direction and bring together researchers and practitioners with the aim of improving English language teaching and learning. In support of this work, the Research Standing Committee (RSC) has been charged with soliciting research proposals that encourage practitioner–researcher collaboration.

The Award

Each award provides up to US$2500 for applicants who are currently working on or would like to start research projects that are aligned with the TESOL Research Agenda.  Preference will be given to collaborative research that involves any combination of classroom practitioner, administrator, and/or an outside researcher. Award recipients will required to participate in the TESOL Research Agenda Fair at the Annual TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo in Baltimore, Maryland, 5-8 April 2016, where they will be expected to share preliminary research results.

For more details including evaluation criteria, and the application process please go to their website.