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TOEFL® Grants and Awards

ETS and the TOEFL® Board sponsor grants and awards each year for work in:

  • Foreign or second language research, teaching or assessment
  • International higher education

 View TOEFL grant and award recipients from the past 5 years.

TOEFL grants

TOEFL Young Students Series (YSS) research grants

TOEFL awards (by application)

TOEFL awards (by nomination)

TOEFL award by application to TESOL

TESOL awards and grants

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), is a global education association that offers more than $50,000 in awards annually to its members.

TESOL has 17 programs through which more than 60 awards are granted to students and professionals in the ESL/EFL fields. Apply now.

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Due to United States and E.U. governmental sanctions, ETS may not be able to make payments to individuals or organizations in certain countries. The specific countries are determined by the United States and E.U. governmental agencies and are subject to change. If your application is from one of these countries, you may be notified that your application can’t be considered for a TOEFL Grant or Award at this time.

IATEFL scholarship