Applications for 2023 are now closed. The timeline below applies if you submitted a proposal before the 31 March 2023 deadline and received a confirmation email from us. The 2024 call for proposals is expected to open again next year. If you would like to contact the team, please email ARAG@britishcouncil.org.
The purpose of the Assessment Research Awards is to assist doctoral-level research students (Ph.D./Ed.D.) in the field of language testing and assessment in part of their Ph.D/Ed.D. project, such as their data collection, analysis activities and/or in presenting their work at an international conference.
The application should be completed by the research student and their academic supervisor, and should include details of how the Award will contribute to the completion of the student’s work, or details of the paper accepted for presentation at the conference. There will a number of Awards available on an annual basis, to a maximum value of £2,500 per Award. Projects will generally be 6-24 months in duration.
Proposals must be presented on the application form available for download at the bottom of this page. Applicants should submit their completed project proposal form by email attachment to the British Council at ARAG@britishcouncil.org.
Key dates for the Assessment Research Awards 2023
|February-March 2023||Call for proposals|
|31 March 2023||Applications close|
|April 2023||Preliminary review of applications|
|May 2023||Evaluation and selection|
|30 June 2023||Notification of decisions to applicants|
|July-August 2023||Drawing up and signing of contracts|
|1 September 2023||Project start (see below)|
Project timeline and deliverables
1. Project start
We are assuming and working towards a project start date of 1 September 2023, however this will be subject to the completion of administrative processes, including the signing of a Grants contract between the British Council and the individual.
A 60% payment of the full Award amount will be made at the start of the project timeline.
2. Interim report (written)
This will be due midway through the project timeline and will be required to demonstrate progress on the project to date.
3. Final report (written)
A four-to-five-page summary outlining the recipient’s achievements will be required on completion of the project. Once approved by our editorarial team, the remaining 40% of the Award amount will be processed.