TOEFL® Grant and Award Recipients

English-language Researcher/Practitioner Grant Award

RecipientsAcademic InstitutionCountry
Gabriel Brito Amorim
Cláudia Jotto Kawachi Furlan
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES) Vitória Brazil
Martha Isabel Tejada Sanchez Universidad de los Andes Colombia
Hossein Farhady
Merve Selçuk
Yeditepe University Turkey
Takeshi Kamijo Ritsumeikan University Japan
Saeedeh Haghi
Selen Sirin
University of Warwick
Özyeğin University
United Kingdom
Claudio Diaz
Mabel Ortiz Navarreta
Universidad de Concepción
Universidad Católica de la
Santísima Concepción
Heila Visagie University of Western Australia Australia
Timothy McLaughlin Sogang University Korea
Ian Hunter
Haimei Sun
Soochow University China
Tammy Huei-Lien Hsu Fu-Jen Catholic University Taiwan
Jean-Michel Mosquera English House Ecuador
Akiko Fujii University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo Japan
Gaele Morag Macfarlane
Hatice Celebi
Sarah Kilinc
Koc University ELC Turkey
Angkana Tongpoon-Patanasorn
Chomarj Patanasorn
Khon Kaen University Thailand

Jacqueline A. Ross Dissertation Award

YearRecipientAcademic Institution
2015 Hans Rutger Bosker Utrecht University
2014 Jonathan Schmidgall University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
2013 Robert Charles Johnson Macquarie University
2012 Cecilia Guanfang Zhao New York University
2011 Kirby Cook Grabowski Teachers College, Columbia University
2010 Alister van Moere Lancaster University
2009 Spiros Papageorgiou Lancaster University
2008 Guoxing Yu University of Bristol
2007 Usman Erdosy University of Toronto
2006 Eunice Eunhee Jang University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2005 Annie Brown University of Melbourne
2004 Mikyung Kim Wolf University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
2003 Janna Fox Carleton University
2002 Thomas Lumley University of Melbourne
2001 Dianne Wall Lancaster University
2000 Angela Hasselgren University of Bergen
1999 Liying Cheng University of Hong Kong
1998 Brian North Thames Valley University
1997 Dorry Mann Kenyon University of Maryland
1996 Caroline Clapham Lancaster University
Sara Cushing Weigle University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
1995 Craig W. Deville Ohio State University
1994 Antony John Kunnan University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
1993 Gary S. Buck Lancaster University

Samuel Messick Memorial Lecture Award

2015 Susan Brookhart Duquesne University
2014 Denny Borsboom University of Amsterdam
2013 Terry Ackerman University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2012 Carol Chapelle Iowa State University
2011 John Michael Linacre Winsteps®
2010 Michael Kane Educational Testing Service
2009 Lorrie A. Shepard University of Colorado at Boulder
2008 James Dean Brown University of Hawaii at Manoa
2007 Robert J. Mislevy University of Maryland
2006 Mark Wilson University of California at Berkeley
2005 Bruno Zumbo University of British Columbia
2004 Eva Baker University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
2003 Patricia Broadfoot University of Bristol
2002 Geoffrey Masters Australian Council for Educational Research

TOEFL Committee of Examiners Research Grants

RecipientsAcademic InstitutionTitle
Khaled Barkaoui York University, Canada Changes in the Linguistic Characteristics of L2 Learners’ Responses to TOEFL iBT Writing Tasks after a Period of English Language Instruction.
Douglas Biber
Randi Reppen
Northern Arizona University, United States Exploring the Longitudinal Development of Linguistic Complexity in Advanced Untutored Settings: A Comparison of TOEFL iBT Written Tasks with University Academic Writing Tasks
Bethany Gray Iowa State University, United States The Longitudinal Development of Grammatical Complexity at the Phrasal and Clausal Levels
Elena Cotos
Yoo-Ree Chung
Iowa State University, United States Domain Description: Validating the Interpretation of TOEFL iBT® Speaking Scores for ITA Screening and Certification Purposes
Ute Knoch
Susy Macqueen
Sally O’Hagan
John Pill
University of Melbourne, Australia An Investigation of the Relationship between Writing Proficiency Level and the Strategic Behaviours Involved in Integrated Listening- and Reading-to-write Performances
Gillian Wigglesworth Kelly Frost University of Melbourne, Australia An Investigation of the Way in Which Content from Stimulus Materials Is Processed and Incorporated by Test Takers into Speaking Performances on the TOEFL iBT Integrated Reading and Listening to Speaking Tasks
Soo Jung Youn Northern Arizona University, United States Interactional Features and Sequential Organizations of Pragmatic Listening and Speaking Abilities
Sun-Young Shin Indiana University, United States Operationalize and Investigate the Measurement of Intelligibility of Different Varieties of English to Inform the Design of Listening Assessment
Doug Biber
Randi Reppen
Northern Arizona University, United States A Comparison of TOEFL iBT® Written Task Performance with Disciplinary Writing Proficiency
Scott Crossley
Youjin Kim
Georgia State University, United States The Role of Working Memory, Lexical Properties, and Cohesive Devices in Text Integration and Human Ratings of Speaking Proficiency
Claudia Harsch
Ema Ushioda
Simon French
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom Investigating the Predictive Validity of TOEFL iBT Scores and Their Use in Informing Policy in a U.K. University Setting
Okim Kang Northern Arizona University, United States Intelligibility of Different Varieties of English in the TOEFL iBT Listening Test
Elif Kantarcioglu Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey Relationship Between TOEFL iBT Scores and Subsequent Academic Success of Turkish University Students Studying in the Medium of English
Annie Brown
Ana Maria Ducasse
Australian Council for Educational Research
Limited, Australia
Comparing TOEFL iBT Speaking Tasks with Real-world Academic Speaking Tasks: Tasks, Performance Features and Assessment
Margaret E. Malone
Lorena Llosa
Center for Applied Linguistics and New York University, United States Comparability of Students' Writing Performance on TOEFL iBT and Required University Writing Courses
David D. Qian
Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Profiling Spoken Meta/Discourse Features in Real Academic Settings: A Multi-Dimensional Perspective
Gary Ockey
Dennis Koyama
Eric Setoguchi
Angela Sun
Kanda University, Japan The Extent to Which TOEFL iBT Speaking Scores Are Associated with Performance on Oral Language Tasks and Oral Ability Components for Japanese University Students
Guangming Ling Educational Testing Service, United States An Investigation of the Keyboard Effect on Candidates' TOEFL iBT Performance
Mehdi Riazi
Jill Murray
Macquarie University, Australia Performance on TOEFL iBT Writing Tasks vs. Real-life Academic Writing Tasks: Implications for Validity Argument
Kathy Sheehan Educational Testing Service, United States Are TOEFL iBT Reading Passages Characteristic of the Types of Reading Materials Typically Encountered by Students in University Settings?

TOEFL Outstanding Young Scholar Award

YearRecipientAcademic Institution
2015 Tineke Brunfaut Lancaster University
2014 Ute Knoch University of Melbourne
2013 Okim Kang Northern Arizona University
2012 Khaled Barkaoui York University
2010 Aek Phakiti The University of Sydney
2004 Paul Matsuda University of New Hampshire
2003 Christine Coombe Dubai Men's College — Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai
2001 Micheline Chalhoub-Deville University of Iowa

TOEFL Small Grants for Doctoral Research in Second or Foreign Language Assessment

RecipientsAcademic Institution
Benjamin Kremmel The University of Nottingham
Gina Park University of Toronto
Jonathan Trace University of Hawaii at Manoa
Junli Wei University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Yuenting Xu The University of Hong Kong
Jack Bower Hiroshima Bunkyo Women’s University
Edit Ficzere University of Bedfordshire
Zhi Li Iowa State University
Yi Mei Queens University
Keke Zhang University of Leicester
Hye-Won Lee Iowa State University
Ashley Chrzanowski University of Colorado at Boulder
Justin Cubilo University of Hawaii at Manoa
Iftikhar Haider University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wei-Li Hsu University of Hawaii at Manoa
Naoki Ikeda University of Melbourne
Kunlaphak Kongsuwannakul University of Leicester
George LaFlair Northern Arizona University
Jia Ma Queen’s University
Khoi Ngoc Mai The University of Queensland
Nathaniel Owen University of Leicester
Woranon Sitajalabhorn University of Melbourne
Jayoung Song University of Texas at Austin
Jing Xu Iowa State University

TOEFL Young Students Series Research Program: Research Grants for Graduate Students

YearRecipientsAcademic InstitutionTitle
2015 Matthew Wallace
Christine Goh
National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore Second Language Listening Comprehension: Interactions between Working Memory, Vocabulary Knowledge, Prior Knowledge, and Metacognition
2014 Laura Ballard
Shinhye Lee
Michigan State University, United States How Young Children Respond to Online Reading and Speaking Test Tasks: The Computerization of TOEFL® Primary™ Reading and Speaking Tasks

TOEFL Young Students Series Research Program: Research Grants

YearRecipientsAcademic InstitutionTitle
2014 Dina Tsagari
Elly Ifantidou
Jenny Liontou
University of Cyprus, Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and the Greek Ministry of Education An Investigation of the Reading and Test-Taking Strategies used in the TOEFL Junior® Standard Reading Test: Evidence from Retrospective Think-Aloud Protocols

TESOL Awards for International Participation at TESOL

Rui (Eric) Yuan China
Tugba Yegin Turkey
Fausto Puppo Peru
Rui (Eric) Yuan China
Misty So-Sum Wai-Cook Singapore
Monica Rodreguez-Bonces Columbia
Louise McLaughlin Ireland
Lin Teng New Zealand