The National Education Examinations Authority of China and The British Council invite applications for the initial round of their jointly supported research grants: the English Assessment Research Grants Scheme (EARGS).
The EARGs are designed to help develop international language testing expertise on the application of the China’s Standards of English Language Ability (CSE), as well as the relationship between the CSE and either local or international examinations.
This joint project is aimed mainly at researchers from educational examination institutions, universities and research institutes. Appropriate research proposals from researchers with an interest in the CSE and well-known international language scales and with relevant experience in the theory and practical application of assessment research will be preferred.
Projects will be for a period of two years, and not exceeding three years if extended.
We are expecting research proposals closely related to the CSE. The research proposals can be, but not limited to the following topics.
- The application of the CSE in English assessment;
- The application of the CSE in English teaching;
- The application of the CSE in English learning;
- The impact of the CSE;
- Other topics related to the CSE.