Who will evaluate the proposals?

Proposals will be independently peer-reviewed by three international experts in assessment and/or applied linguistics. The applications will then be reviewed by the British Council research team and the decision of the reviewers will be final.

Evaluation criteria

The following factors will be taken into consideration when evaluating proposals:

  • Does the proposal adequately contextualise the proposed project?
  • Does the proposal address a topic that is relevant to the theme of this year's round?
  • Does the proposal clearly outline the aims of the project?
  • Does the proposal offer a clearly stated rationale for the study?
  • Does the proposal clearly outline the methodology (design, participants, instruments, procedures)?
  • Are the details of the methodology sufficiently well defined to allow for a meaningful judgment on their value?
  • Is the methodology likely to be feasible (e.g. number of participants, accessibility of participants etc.).
  • Are the research questions clearly stated?
  • Is the assistance required likely to be reasonable and deliverable?
  • Have the authors considered ethical approval?
  • Is there a detailed budget breakdown provided?
  • Does the budget represent good value for money?
  • Does the project offer a noteworthy contribution to the validation of Aptis?
  • Does the project offer a unique contribution to validation methodology?
  • Is the project likely to result in a paper of publishable (web or book chapter) quality?
  • Is the project likely to add value to Aptis