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TESOL Award for an Outstanding Paper on NNEST Issues 

Who's Eligible?

TESOL members who have had a proposal accepted for presentation (paper or colloquium) on NNEST issues at the annual TESOL convention. Both native and nonnative speakers of English are eligible. The published paper is not required for this award application. 


To recognize scholarship on NNEST issues.


One award of US$250, donated by East Carolina University, and a convention registration for the virtual annual TESOL convention. 


Eligible proposals are evaluated according to the following criteria:
  • Significance of the topic as it relates to the NNEST research
  • Contribution to the field of TESL/TEFL
  • Originality and creativity in concept
  • Relevance and broad impact
Download the evaluation rubric.

To Apply

Applicants will submit their convention presentation title and and description which should not be longer than 1,000 words. Important: All applications submitted for this award will be pre-screened to verify that the proposals on the applications were in fact accepted to be presented at the annual convention. Applications with rejected proposals will have to be disqualified.  

Application Deadline

Open for applications soon.

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2020 Recipient: Juyoung Song

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Past Recipients

View a list of past of recipients.


Please contact TESOL Awards.