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FYI: Call for Proposals: Cambridge ESOL Funded Research

Author: Fiona Barker

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

FYI Body: Dear LINGUIST List members,

The Call for Proposals for the fourth round of the Cambridge ESOL Funded Research Programme is now open.

Cambridge ESOL is once again providing funding of up to GBP15,000 per project for research into Cambridge English exams and teaching qualifications in relation to test validation, contexts of use, test impact and learning-oriented assessment.

Educational institutions and qualified researchers are encouraged to submit proposals but please note that Doctoral or Masters students are not eligible for funding. For further information view the Call for Proposals at http://research.cambridgeesol.org/research-collaboration/funded-research-programme

Please send any queries regarding the Programme to the email contact in the Call for Proposals.

Kind regards,

Fiona Barker

Dr Fiona Barker
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
1 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EU

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