TOEFL® Grants and Awards
To identify a presenter to deliver a major address at the joint annual meeting of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) and the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC). The presentation will be of great potential relevance to the improvement of foreign or second language testing practices.
This award is given in honor of the late Samuel J. Messick, a distinguished research scientist at ETS.
9 months before the conference — Recipient is notified of award and that he or she has to deliver a presentation address at the ILTA/LTRC conference.
A three-member selection committee identifies and selects award recipients and confirms the general topical area for the presentation. The members are:
Individuals who wish to nominate potential recipients may forward their suggestions to the committee at the address listed below. The nominator should describe how the nominee's background, expertise and prospective area of presentation relate to the evaluation criteria.
Criteria for selection include: