Who will evaluate the proposals?
Proposals will be reviewed both by international experts in assessment and/or applied linguistics and by members of the British Council Assessment Research Group . The decision of the reviewers will be final.
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 noteworty contribution to the field of language testing?
- Is the project likely to result in a paper of publishable (web or book chapter) quality?