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Caroline Clapham IELTS Masters Award

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1000 GBP
United States
30 Jun 2024
Application deadline


The IELTS Partners work together to deliver world-class English language testing based on decades' worth of expertise in the field. We offer several awards and scholarships to show our commitment to supporting the individuals and organisations doing good work in the sector.



Scholarship type

Merit based

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Scholarship coverage

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Awarded by the IELTS founders (British Council, IDP IELTS, and Cambridge English), this annual award celebrates the Master's-level thesis which makes the most significant contribution to the field of language testing.

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The £1,000 prize is given in memory of Caroline Clapham, recognising her contribution to IELTS and the wider field of language testing.


  • To be eligible, theses must have been written as part of a Master's degree or its equivalent, and must be supported by a letter from the applicant's academic supervisor. The work should be focused on language testing, but need not be IELTS-related.
  • The IELTS Research Committee reviews submissions and shortlists potential award winners. Those shortlisted must provide a full copy of their dissertation, and a further reference may be sought.

Scholarship requirements




United States



Study experience required





Application deadline

30 Jun 2024

For the 2024 award, dissertations will only be eligible if they were submitted and approved by your university in 2023. Dissertations completed in 2024 may be submitted the following year.

Dissertations will only be considered eligible if they were submitted and approved by your university in 2024. Dissertations completed in 2025 may be submitted the following year.

Submissions should be for dissertations written in partial or total fulfilment of the requirements for a Master's degree or its equivalent. The dissertation should be language testing focused but need not be IELTS-related.

To apply, the following should be sent to the address below:

Your contact details.

Your dissertation abstract, Introduction, Review, and Method chapters.

A reference sent directly by your supervisor. Electronic submissions are preferred.


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