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.

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 noteworty contribution to the field of language testing?
  • Is the project likely to result in a paper of publishable (web or book chapter) quality?