ETS Grants & Awards for ELT Researchers and Practitioners


Wednesday, April 24, 2024


03:00 PM Europe/Paris

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Did you know that ETS offers several grants and awards you can benefit from as an English language teacher and/or researcher? This includes research grants, dissertation awards but also scholarships to present in international teacher conferences like TESOL, in the USA or IATEFL, in the UK! Unlock opportunities and discover ETS's range of grants and awards to support educators like you by joining our webinar!  We will be also answering your questions. 

This webinar will be recorded and shared with all registrants. 


Thanks to attending this webinar, you will: 

  • Explore an array of research grants and awards provided by ETS 

  • Acquire valuable insights into crafting compelling applications that stand out 

  • Learn about the available travel grants to present at international ELT conferences 

Laura Ballard-Todd

Laura Ballard is a Lead Research Project Manager in the Center for Language Education and Assessment Research (CLEAR) at ETS. Laura manages the TOEFL internal research program and works closely with the TEOFL Committee of Examiners to oversee the TOEFL Grants and Awards programs. Laura received her Ph.D. in Second Language Studies at Michigan State University (MSU) in 2017. She holds an M.A. in TESOL from MSU and a B.A. in Spanish and International Studies from the University of Michigan.

Michelle Kim

Michelle Kim is a research project manager in the Research & Development division at ETS. She received an MA in applied linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2017. While working on her master’s, she taught adult English language learners in the Community English Program at Teachers College. She also received a B.A. in early childhood education from Montclair State University in 2015. Prior to working at ETS, Kim worked as a test developer at Second Language Testing where she developed test items for the Global Test of English Communication.

Arum Perwitasari Ph.D.

Dr. Arum Perwitasari is an Academic Relations Lead at ETS Global Amsterdam. She is an experienced educator with many years of experience in English Language Teaching (ELT) and digital learning and assessment. She also holds a PhD in Linguistics from Leiden University in the Netherlands. Prior to moving to the Netherlands, Arum was an Assistant Professor of English in Indonesia.