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ILTA Student Travel Award

Sponsored by ILTA, the ILTA Student Travel Award is intended to support graduate students in attending and presenting at LTRC. The recipient will receive an award of US$750 towards travel expenses for attending LTRC and an official recognition in the LTRC Conference Program. This award also includes a one-year complimentary membership to ILTA and may additionally include a waiver of the LTRC conference registration fee (to be determined by the LTRC Organizing Committee).

ILTA Best Article Award

This award is given annually for the article that makes a significant contribution to the field of language testing. Nominations may include articles published in a refereed journal or book chapters. The recipient will receive an award of US$500.

Robert Lado Memorial Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize the best paper presentation by a graduate student at the annual meeting of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA), the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC). The recipient will receive an award of US$500.

Samuel J. Messick Memorial Lecture Award

This award is given in honor of the late Samuel J. Messick, a distinguished research scientist at Educational Testing Service.  This award identifies a presenter to deliver a major address at the joint annual meeting of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) and the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC). The presentation will be of great potential relevance to the improvement of foreign or second language testing practices.

Cambridge/ILTA Distinguished Achievement Award

ILTA, with sponsorship from Cambridge English Language Assessment periodically invites nominations for the Cambridge/ILTA Distinguished Achievement Award. Its purpose is to acknowledge distinguished service and/or scholarship in the field of language testing. An award of ₤1,000 and a framed certificate/plaque, sponsored by Cambridge English Language Assessmentis given at the annual meeting of LTRC.

Workshops and Meetings Award

ILTA 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, and discuss topics and issues in language testing practice with the various users of language tests.

ILTA's grant funding for workshops and meetings is not simply to support meetings between language testing professionals, but instead focuses on supporting opportunities to 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 organise such a workshop/meeting and, ideally, to establish a permanent local organisation that that will conduct further practical activities in language testing in the future, especially in places in need of language testing expertise.

Grant funding of US$ 3,000 for carrying out an approved workshop/meeting.

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