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TOEFL® Essentials™ New Scholar Award

We are pleased to announce the 2023 TOEFL® Essentials™ New Scholar Award.

 

Application closed.

The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2023 TOEFL® Essentials™ New Scholar Award has passed. The next round of applications will open in spring of 2023.

Purpose

To recognize a recent graduate in the field of foreign- or second-language assessment, whose scholarship or other major professional activities have already made an outstanding contribution.
 

Award value

  • $2,000 (payable in U.S. dollars only)
  • a commemorative plaque
     

Eligibility

Any scholar working in the area of second- or foreign-language assessment who has graduated with a doctorate in the previous 7 years at time of the nomination deadline is eligible.
 

Important dates

  • September 6, 2022 (11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time) — Extended deadline for submissions.
  • October 15, 2022 — Award recipient is notified.
     

Nomination process

Nominations must include the following:

  • a completed application form (PDF)
  • a letter of nomination describing the contributions of the nominee to the field of foreign- or second-language assessment
  • a letter of recommendation by a referee other than the nominator who is familiar with the nominee's work and who is affiliated with an institution other than that of the nominee
  • the nominee's current curriculum vitae, including doctoral graduation dates
  • up to 5 examples of the nominee's work (e.g., an article from a scholarly journal, an original test, computer-delivered instructional materials) that provide a basis for evaluating the claim to distinction

Note: Self-nomination is allowed when providing a letter of nomination.
 

Evaluation criteria

A committee convened by the TOEFL® Committee of Examiners will review nominations and select a winner based on the following criteria:

  • consideration of one or more outstanding contributions to the field of foreign- or second-language assessment
  • future promise as a contributor to foreign- or second-language assessment
  • doctoral graduation date (within 7 years of the nomination deadline)
     

Where to send your nomination packet or get more information

Email your packet to TOEFLGrantsandAwards@ets.org with "TOEFL Essentials New Scholar Award Application" in the subject line.