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International Journal of TESOL Studies

International Journal of TESOL Studies (IJTS) is a fully peer-reviewed international journal published on behalf of the International TESOL Union. It publishes both original empirical research and systematic review studies on teaching and learning English as a second and foreign language at all education levels. The journal is broadly concerned with linguistics applied to education and welcomes contributions in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  1. English speaking/listening/reading/writing
  2. translation and interpreting studies
  3. curriculum design and development
  4. professional preparation and development
  5. English for academic purposes
  6. discourse analysis/genre analysis
  7. language and culture
  8. language and society
  9. language testing and evaluation
  10. language planning and policy
  11. multilingualism and multilingual education
  12. information technology and language education
  13. critical thinking and language education

Call for Applications

International Journal of TESOL Studies Research Grants Program 2020


International Journal of TESOL Studies invites applications, worldwide, for its annual research grant program. The program provides two grants (US$500 per grant) to researchers engaged in new research projects relevant to topics of applied linguistics and language education.



Applications for research grants may be submitted by any public or private academic institutions worldwide. To qualify for the competition, the lead applicant needs to be an International TESOL Union member (it is free to join online at; the proposed project can be undergoing, near completion, or completed upon submission, but it should not be published.


Application Procedures

Deadline for the application is November 30, 2020. Winners will be notified by email before March 31, 2021. The applicant is expected to render a final report three months after its completion. The winning projects will be featured on both the journal website ( and in the journal’s publications. A complete application needs to consist of the following documents:

1. A research proposal, written in APA format of no more than three pages, outlining the following points (if any): the problem or hypotheses addressed; the theoretical framework; the methods for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data; and the expected results and their significance. Remove any identifying information, including applicant’s name and institution from this document.

2. A current academic Curriculum Vitae of the lead applicant.

3. A Letter of Endorsement by the applicant’s supervisor (if applicants are research students) or the applicant’s institutional line manager or equivalent, such as department/school heads. This letter should come along with the application.


All documents need to be submitted electronically to with the subject line “Research Grant Application 2020”.


Review Considerations

Applications will be evaluated for scientific and technical merits by the Editorial Board. Reviewers will mainly consider the following criteria: relevance to the topics of applied linguistics and language education, innovativeness/significance of the research idea, and creativity and validity of the approach including the research design, methods, and analyses.


Enquiries about this program shall be directed to the Chief Editor, Dr. Xinghua Liu at