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TOEFL® Grant and Award Recipients

Listed below are past grantees and award recipients.

English-language Researcher/Practitioner Grant Award

Recipients Academic Institution Country
Nuria de Salvador de Arana Institut Joanot Martorell Spain
Valentin Uwizeyimana University of Rwanda College of Education Rwanda
Xue Jin University of Science and Technology, Beijing China
Phung Dao
Mai Nguyen
Chau Nguyen
An Giang University
Hue University of Foreign Languages
Hue University of Foreign Language
Adrianna Kozłowska Łódź University of Technology Poland
Özlem Atalay Middle East Technical University, School of Foreign Languages Turkey
Zoe Kantaridou University of Macedonia Greece
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 Ross Dissertation Award

Year Recipient Academic Institution
2020 Senyung Lee Indiana University
2019 Saerhim Oh Teachers College, Columbia University
2018 Bart Deygers University of Leuven
2017 Jing Xu Iowa State University
2016 Kimberly Woo New York University
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

Year Recipient Affiliation
2021 Glenn Fulcher University of Leicester
2019 Joan L. Herman UCLA CRESST
2018 Pamela A. Moss University of Michigan
2017 Stephen G. Sireci University of Massachusetts Amherst
2016 James W. Pellegrino University of Illinois at Chicago
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

Recipients Academic Institution Title
Nahal Khabbazbashi
Parvaneh Tavakoli
Edgard Emmanuell Garcia Ponce
University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
University of Reading, United Kingdom
University of Guanajuato, Mexico
A Longitudinal Examination of English Language Improvement in a Mexican Higher Education Context using TOEFL ITP
Sara T. Cushing Georgia State University, United States The Use of TOEFL in Admissions Decisions: Stakeholder Perceptions
Ron Martinez Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil Exploring Proficiency Thresholds in EMI
Rob Schoonen Radboud University, The Netherlands The Predictive Validity of TOEFL-iBT in a Non-English Speaking Context: The Case of the Netherlands
Kristopher Kyle
Geoff LaFlair
Nicole Ziegler
University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States A Linguistic Analysis of the Communication Demands in Typical Technology-Mediated Learning Environments
Gary Ockey
Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen
Iowa State University, United States Assessing Interactional Competence: Machine vs. Human Task Delivery
Carsten Roever
Naoki Ikeda
The University of Melbourne, Australia Measures of Interactional Competence for TOEFL Speaking
Stephen Bax
Prithvi Shrestha
Kristina Hultgren
Nathaniel Owen
The Open University, United Kingdom Researching Academic Reading in Two Contrasting EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) University Contexts, and Implications for the Design of TOEFL iBT
Chihiro Inoue
Daniel Lam
University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom The Effects of Extended Planning Time on Candidates' Performance and Cognitive Processes in the TOEFL iBT Integrated Speaking (Lecture and Question) Tasks
Andrea Révész
Marije Michel
University College London and Lancaster University, United Kingdom Investigating the Integrated and Independent TOEFL iBT Writing Tasks: Test-taker Behaviors, Underlying Cognitive Processes, and Their Relationships to Text Quality
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

Year Recipient Academic 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

Recipients Academic Institution
Stephanie Calo University of Florida
Shi Chen Northern Arizona University
Jean Young Chun Indiana University
David Wei Dai The University of Melbourne
Wenjun Ding University of Bristol
Myriam Silani Iliovits Lancaster University
Phuc Diem Le University of Queensland
Xuelian Li Guangdong University
Jia Lin University of North Carolina
Tamanna Mostafa Georgia State University
Amir Rezaei York University, Toronto
Yangting Wang University of Texas
Panjanit Chaipuapae Northern Arizona University
Mustafa Coban Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Merve Demiralp University of Bristol
Scott Grapin New York University
Yohana Gratiana University of Leicester
Gwan-Hyeok Im Queen's University
Sha Liu University of Bristol
Phuong Nguyen Iowa State University
Katia Monteiro Vanderbilt Georgia State University
Sonca Vo Iowa State University
Yongkook Won Iowa State University
Weiwei Zhang University of Auckland
Heidi Liu Banerjee Teachers College, Columbia University
Haley Dolosic Washington University in St. Louis
Giang Thi Linh Hoang The University of Melbourne
Daniel Isbell Michigan State University
Apichat Khamboonruang The University of Melbourne
Senyung Lee Indiana University, Bloomington
Roman Lesnov Northern Arizona University
Chikako Takahashi Stoney Brook University
Reuben Vyn The University of Iowa
Valeriia Bogorevich Northern Arizona University
YunDeok Choi Iowa State University
Minkung Kim Georgia State University
Xiaofei Pan University of Iowa
Cynthia Berger Georgia State University
Deidre Derrick Northern Arizona University
Frederike Groothoff Universiteit Utrecht
Jing Huang The University of Hong Kong
Shinhye Lee Michigan State University
Jui-Teng Liao The University of Iowa
Young-A Son Georgetown University
Laura Ballard Michigan State University
Claire Jo Harvard University
Ines Martin Pennsylvania State University
Renka Ohta University of Iowa
Patharaorn Patharakorn University of Hawaii at Manoa
Wenjuan Qin Harvard University
Katerina Young University of Leicester
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

Year Recipients Academic Institution Title
2019 Analynn Bustamante Georgia State University, United States Middle School Teachers' Language Assessment Literacy
2019 JinSoo Choi Michigan State University, United States Validating the Cognitive Process of EFL Young Learners: TOEFL® Junior Speaking
2019 Bronson Hui Michigan State University, United States Supporting Young Learners through Reading aloud Test Items in Listening Assessment: Cognitive Processes, Perceived Item Comprehension, and Actual Performance
2018 Minkyung Kim
Scott Crossley
Georgia State University, United States Expanding Models of Second Language Reading Comprehension in Young Korean Learners of English: The Roles of Language and Cognition
2016 Soohye Yeom
Henry Jun
Seoul National University, South Korea Young Korean EFL Learners' Reading and Test-Taking Strategies in a Paper- and a Computer-based Reading Comprehension Test
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

Year Recipients Academic Institution Title
2017 Becky Huang University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), United States An Investigation of the Comparability of Adolescent English Language Learners' Communicative Skills and Performance on the TOEFL Junior® Speaking Assessment
2016 Feifei Han The University of Sydney, Australia The Effects of L1 Background and Band Scores on Written Performance in the TOEFL Junior® Comprehensive Writing Tasks
2016 Judit Kormos
Tineke Brunfaut
Marije Michel
Lancaster University, United Kingdom The Effect of Working Memory and Task Motivation on Performance in the TOEFL Junior® Comprehensive Test
2015 Irshat Madyarov
Irena Galikyan
Rubina Gasparyan
American University of Armenia, Armenia An Evaluation of the TOEFL Junior® Standard Test as a Placement and Progress-Monitoring Tool in an EFL Context
2014 Dina Tsagari
Elly Ifantidou
Jenny Liontou
University of Cyprus, National and 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 — Funded by the TOEFL Board of ETS

Recipients Country
Andres Villalba Argentina
Ijobat Juraeva Uzbekistan
Michelle Cowans Australia
Ceren Kocaman Turkey
Suzie Ryu Korea
Thu Nguyen Australia
Salome Villa Larenas Chile
Marijana Macis United Kingdom
Yoke Sim Fong Singapore
Ronny Ruiz Navarrete Costa Rica
Margarita Lopez Colombia
Bal Ram Adhikari Nepal
ThanhLuan Nguyen Australia
An Duc Nguyen Vietnam
Emily Edwards Australia
Ngo Tien Nguyen Vietnam
Jessie S. Barrot Philippines
Ye Han Hong Kong
Matthew Wallace Singapore
Nupur Samuel India
Vera Savic Serbia
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