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TESOL Awards for International Participation

Who's Eligible?

TESOL members who are
  • from a country outside the United States or Canada
  • submitting a proposal for the annual TESOL convention
  • presenting for the first time at the annual TESOL convention.
TESOL members currently living in the United States or Canada are not eligible. Preference will be given to applicants from countries underrepresented at the TESOL conventions.


To increase international participation at the annual TESOL convention.


Up to four awards in the amount of $2,500 to cover travel and lodging expenses to attend and present at the TESOL convention. This award is funded by the TOEFL Board of ETS.


Eligible proposals are evaluated according to
  • the significance of the topic as it relates to the field of second language acquisition and ESL/EFL teaching
  • the contribution of the proposal 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 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

Accepting applications starting 1 July. All applications must be submitted by 1 October.

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2021 Recipients

2021 Award for International Participation


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