The International Language Testing Association aims to promote high standards of professionalism in language testing and assessment practice. One way of carrying out this mission is to encourage workshops and meetings where language testing experts educate and train teachers, test developers, and others, including policy makers, principals, and even test takers in key skills and knowledge in language testing/assessment.
ILTA offers individual grants of up to US$ 3,000 for carrying out an approved workshop/meeting designed to help diffuse knowledge among a wider group in different parts of the world. The aim of a workshop/meeting should be to promote understanding, familiarity, and knowledge of language testing issues and practice among various groups of test users. It is expected that the award will be used as 'seed' money to organize such a workshop/meeting and, ideally, to establish a permanent local organization that that will conduct further practical activities in language testing in the future, especially in places in need of language testing expertise.
Applications should be sent by e-mail by March 2, 2012.
For full details go to http://www.iltaonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=204:2012-ilta-grant-for-workshops-and-meetings&catid=3