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Research Funding Opportunity

6 December 2017

Pearson 2017 Research Call is now open. The purpose of the Call is to contribute to the validation of the Global Scale of English and the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic). Faculty members, doctoral students and qualified freelance researchers are invited to submit proposals of relevance to the following research areas:

  • Content validity;
  • Automated assessment of speaking and writing;
  • Washback and impact studies;
  • Contexts of test use; and
  • Concordance studies.

Available funding is £2,000 for small-scale projects, up to £5,000 for medium-scale projects, and up to £10,000 for large-scale projects. Funding requests above £10,000 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Full details can be found here. Applicants are requested to forward their CV together with a well structured research proposal to

The deadline for submission of proposals is 30 January 2018.


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