Desirable areas of focus are:
- Assessment (of English and 21st-century skills)
- Harnessing technology for the teaching and learning of English (online / MOOCs / self-access / blended)
- English for specific purposes and 21st-century skills for employability
- Teacher education and development
- Inclusive education practices for the teaching and learning of English
- Using multilingual practices for the teaching and learning of English
but applications need not be confined to these areas. Preference will be given to studies rooted in the local ELT context and practice with potential to contribute something to the field of ELT in India and builds towards enhancing our wider understanding of ELT contexts, practices and community.
There is a requirement for a clear research output in a form that could be shared publicly and without cost throughout the world (see the resulting research papers here). In addition to this output, researchers will be encouraged to publish further outputs elsewhere, for example in peer-reviewed journals and at conferences.
The research must not have already taken place or be under way.
Funding is for a period of one year. This scheme is not intended to fund the field work of PhD candidates or similar research leading to an academic degree. We define research as original investigation undertaken in order to gain knowledge and understanding.