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We have many new scholarships available for the IATEFL Annual conference in Glasgow 2017 (below). For information on how to apply, please click here.

Some of the scholarships are only available to IATEFL members whilst other scholarships are open to applications from both members and non-members. Please see each scholarship's guidelines for full details.


  • Africa Scholarship

    These scholarships were set up in 2007 to help teachers or teacher trainers from African countries to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference for the first time and to have the opportunity to be published in IATEFL publications.

    It is not necessary to be an IATEFL member to apply nor is it necessary to give a presentation at the conference.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for a Pre-Conference Event of the winner's choice
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • a year's IATEFL membership
    • an economy return flight from home country - receipts necessary
    • conference accommodation costs (booked directly by IATEFL)
    • GBP 600.00 to cover daily expenses for 6 days, travel costs within the UK and visa costs

    To qualify you must:

    • be a native of and usually resident in an African country
    • be a practising teacher or trainer in primary, secondary or tertiary education
    • agree to write a 500 word report of your conference experiences by June 2017 and submit it to the Scholarship Working Party

    To be considered you should submit:

    • a statement of between 400 and 500 words in which you:
      1. give details of your present job
      2. explain why you want to attend the conference and what benefits you expect it to bring for yourself, your teaching and the ELT community where you work

     

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • BESIG Facilitators Scholarship

    This scholarship is for one teacher who has been a Business English SIG (BESIG) member for at least six months to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference and give a presentation on the BESIG day.

    The scholarship will be awarded to people interested in starting up and/or facilitating local Business English events in their home areas and contributing to BESIG through articles for Business Issues or for BESIG's web-based communication tools.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for the BESIG Pre-Conference Event
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference.
    • travel costs, including, if necessary, an economy flight to the UK up to a maximum of GBP 1100.00 (this includes the cost of flights and airport transfers but not stopovers)
    • GBP 750.00 towards accommodation and UK expenses

    To qualify you must:

    • have been a member of BESIG for at least 6 months
    • have participated in BESIG e.g. by writing an article for the newsletter, contributing to the blog, doing a weekend workshop, taking part in the BESIG EVO, or organising a local event
    • be willing to give a presentation or lead a workshop on an aspect of teaching Business English on the BESIG day at the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • agree to give a brief summary of your work at the BESIG Open Forum at the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • undertake to promote BESIG in your area as well as to organise and/or report on Business English events
    • have good ICT skills and a sound knowledge of Web 2.0 technologies
    • write a report on your conference experience for Business Issues by the end of June 2017

    To be considered you should submit:

    • an online speaker proposal on Business English by the scholarship deadline of 21st July 2016
    • a 400-500 word summary outlining your plans for facilitating Business English in your area

     

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available. 

  • Bill Lee Scholarship

    The Bill Lee Scholarship Fund was set up in memory of our late Founder Chair by generous donations from the many people who knew him. The aim of the scholarship is to help IATEFL members in the countries where Bill had worked (see below) to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference and give a presentation or lead a workshop. The scholarship is financed by the interest on the Fund.

    This year two Bill Lee Scholarships will be awarded for Glasgow 2017. 

    The award consists of:

    • registration for a Pre-Conference Event of the winner's choice
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • GBP 1000.00 towards conference related costs

    To qualify you must:

    • be a native of and normally resident in one of the following countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland or Hungary
    • be an individual member of IATEFL
    • agree to give a presentation/workshop at the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • agree to submit to the SWP by June 2017 a 250 word article on your impressions of the conference for possible publication by IATEFL

    To be considered, you must submit:

    • an online speaker proposal by the scholarship deadline of 21st July 2016
    • a statement of between 400 and 500 words:
    1. outlining your teaching context
    2. describing a recent successful lesson you have given
    3. listing the factors that made it successful
    4. drawing a broad conclusion regarding your future teaching practice.

     

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available

  • Cambridge English: Dr Peter Hargreaves Scholarship

    Dr Peter Hargreaves, who passed away in 2002, was Chief Executive of Cambridge English Language Assessment and a long-term supporter of IATEFL, regularly attracting large audiences to his lively sessions at the Annual Conference. Peter was an authority in language testing and applied linguistics and made a significant contribution to the study of collocations, and worked tirelessly to encourage greater collaboration and sharing of expertise between researchers and practitioners in English language teaching.

    This scholarship, funded by the Cambridge English Language Assessment, gives the opportunity for an ELT professional to attend the IATEFL Conference. 

    It is not necessary to be a member of IATEFL to apply nor is it necessary to submit a speaker proposal.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for a Pre-Conference Event of the winner's choice
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • a year's IATEFL membership
    • a maximum of five nights' accommodation
    • travel costs including, if necessary, an economy flight to the UK*
    • GBP 55.00 per day expenses

    *This includes the cost of flights and airport transfers but not the costs of stopovers.

    To qualify you must:

    • work in the fields of English language teaching or language assessment

    To be considered you must submit an answer to the following question (maximum 500 words):

    • How do you use digital tools to help learners improve their speaking skills?

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • Cambridge English: John Trim Scholarship

    John Trim was a prominent and highly influential figure in the fields of applied linguistics and language testing. In his long career he introduced many innovations, including the original threshold levels, and was instrumental in the creation of the Common European Framework of Reference. He was closely involved with the Cambridge English exams from the 1960s until he passed away in early 2013.

    This scholarship, funded by the Cambridge English Language Assessment, gives the opportunity for anyone with an interest in Language Assessment to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference. 

    It is not necessary to be a member of IATEFL to apply nor do you have to give a presentation.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for the Testing Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group (TEASIG) Pre-Conference Event
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • a year's IATEFL membership
    • travel costs including, if necessary, an economy flight to the UK*
    • a maximum of five nights' accommodation
    • GBP 55.00 per day expenses

    *This includes the cost of flights and airport transfers. Cambridge English Language Assessment will not cover the costs of stopovers.

    To qualify you must:

    • work in the fields of English language teaching or language assessment
    • or be a post-graduate student focusing on teaching/assessment issues

    To be considered for the scholarship you must answer the following question (maximum 500 words):

    • How can tests help or hinder learning?

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available

  • Eastbourne School of English - Graham Smith Scholarship

    This scholarship is in honour of Graham Smith who worked as a teacher and teacher trainer for Eastbourne School of English from 1988 until his unexpected death in July 2013. Over 25 years thousands of students and trainee teachers studied in his classes and enjoyed his lessons.

    The aim of the scholarship, funded by Eastbourne School of English, is to give the opportunity for an ELT professional to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference for the first time.

    It is not necessary to be a member of IATEFL to apply nor is it necessary to give a presentation at conference.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for a Pre-Conference Event of the winner's choice
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • a year's IATEFL membership
    • GBP 1000.00 towards conference related costs

    To qualify you must:

    • work in the fields of English language teaching or training
    • be at a relatively early stage in your career as a teacher or teacher trainer (between 3 and 5 years ELT experience)
    • be committed to delivering in-service training to your staff and/colleagues
    • have never attended the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • be prepared to be interviewed by Eastbourne School of English about your experience at conference
    • agree to submit a report by June 2017 about your conference experience and follow up plan, for possible publication by Eastbourne School of English

    To be considered for the scholarship you must:

    submit a statement of between 400 and 500 words in which you:

    • outline briefly your teaching context
    • submit an action plan of what you would do to benefit your community with particular reference to in-service training

     

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.


    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • Gillian Porter Ladousse Scholarship

    This scholarship was set up by the Teacher Training and Education SIG (TTEd SIG) in 1999. The driving force behind the conference fund was Gillian Porter Ladousse who was Co-ordinator of the SIG at the time.

    The fund was named the Gillian Porter Ladousse Scholarship after Gillian's untimely death in 2002. The fund was set up to enable a teacher trainer who is a member of IATEFL and of TTEd SIG to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference. 

    The award consists of:

    • registration for the TTEd Pre-Conference Event
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • GBP 1500.00 towards conference related expenses

    To qualify you must:

    • be an individual member of IATEFL and a member of TTEd SIG
    • be a newcomer with between three and ten years' experience in ELT
    • agree to give a poster presentation on an aspect of teacher training or education on the TTEd PCE day at the conference
    • agree to write a post conference article for the TTEd SIG newsletter by June 2017
    • agree to write an article for the TTEd SIG newsletter on how attending the conference affected your programme of work in your local context by December 2017

    To be considered, you must submit:

    a statement of between 400 and 500 words in which you:

    1. outline briefly your training context

    2. describe a successful training session you have given or a lesson you have observed

    3. list the factors which made it successful

    4. draw a broad conclusion for your future training practice

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • Gill Sturtridge First-Time Speaker Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded from the donations given in her memory by the family and friends of Gill Sturtridge. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage a member of IATEFL to give their first talk at an IATEFL Annual Conference.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for a Pre-Conference Event of the winner's choice
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • GBP 1000.00 towards conference related expenses

    To qualify you must:

    • be an IATEFL individual member, who has not previously presented at the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • be a newcomer  to the profession with between three and ten years' experience in ELT
    • agree to give a talk at the IATEFL Annual Conference

    To be considered, you must submit:

    • an online speaker proposal on a topic of your choice by the scholarship deadline of 21st July 2016
    • a 400-500 word statement:
      1. describing a recent successful lesson you have given
      2. listing the factors that made it successful
      3. drawing broad conclusions regarding your future teaching  practice

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.


    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • IELTS Morgan Terry Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship, funded by the IELTS partners (the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, Cambridge English Language Assessment), is in memory of Morgan Terry, a dear colleague who made significant contributions to the work of IELTS until her untimely death in 2011.

    It is not necessary to be a member of IATEFL to apply for this scholarship nor is it necessary to give a presentation at the conference.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for the TEA SIG pre-conference event
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • a year's IATEFL membership
    • travel costs including, if necessary, an economy flight to the UK*
    • a maximum of five nights' accommodation
    • GBP 50.00 per day expenses

    *this includes cost of flights and airport transfers but not the costs of stopovers

    To qualify you must:

    • have prepared learners for taking IELTS
    • have never attended the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • agree to write an article by the end of September 2017 about how attendance at the conference has enriched your practice

    To be considered you should submit:

    • a 400-500 word description of educational material you have created (e.g. lesson plan, classroom activity) and used to prepare prospective IELTS candidates for taking the test. The 400-500 words should include:
      1. the creation process behind the material
      2. the reason(s) why the material is innovative
      3. how the material may be used by other teachers

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

     The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • Latin America Scholarship

    This scholarship has been set up by the IATEFL Board of Trustees with funds generated by the IATEFL conference itself. Its aim is to help a teacher or teacher trainer from a Latin American country to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference for the first time.

    It is not necessary to be an IATEFL member to apply nor is it necessary to give a presentation.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for a Pre-Conference Event of the winner's choice 

    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference

    • a year's IATEFL membership

    • GBP 1800.00 towards accommodation, expenses, and travel costs

    To qualify you must:

    • be a native of and normally resident in a Latin American country
    • be a practising teacher or teacher trainer in primary, secondary or tertiary education
    • have not previously attended the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • undertake to write a 500-word article by the end of June 2017 for possible publication in IATEFL Voices. You might write about the highlights of the conference or about how attending the conference has affected your approach to work in your home country.

    To be considered you must submit:

    • a 400-500 word statement
      1. describing a recent successful lesson you have given or observed
      2. listing the factors that made it successful
      3. drawing broad conclusions regarding your future teaching or training practice

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

     

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • Leadership and Management SIG Scholarship

    This scholarship is for a person in an ELT leadership/management role, such as Director of Studies, Academic Manager, Summer School Organiser or similar, to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference in the UK.

    This scholarship is funded by the IATEFL Leadership and Management Special Interest Group (LAMSIG) with the aim of assisting managers not otherwise funded to attend conference because learning organisations need learning managers.

    You do not need to be a member of IATEFL to apply.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for the LAMSIG Pre-Conference Event
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • a year's IATEFL membership
    • a year's LAMSIG membership
    • GBP 800.00 towards accommodation and travel costs

    To qualify you must:

    • be a practising ELT manager
    • submit by the scholarship deadline of 21st July 2016, a speaker proposal for a talk or workshop at the conference on ELT leadership / management
    • agree that your talk will form part of the LAMSIG Day at the conference
    • agree to write a brief article of between 500 - 1000 words on your conference presentation topic and the management talks at the conference, to be considered for publication in the LAMSIG newsletter post-conference
    • agree to write a further article of similar length 12 months after conference on how you followed up on your conference experience, to be considered for publication in the LAMSIG newsletter

    To be considered you must submit:

    • a speaker proposal for a talk or workshop at the conference on ELT leadership / management
    • an outline of between 400 and 500 words describing what you find most challenging about ELT management, and briefly stating what steps you have taken / are taking to help you deal with this challenge

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

     

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • Learning Technologies SIG Diana Eastment Scholarship

    This scholarship commemorates the founder of MUESLI (Micro Users In English as a Second Language Institutions) which became known as the CALL SIG (Special Interest Group) and now is the LT (Learning Technologies) SIG.  It is supported by LTSIG funds and donations from Diana's friends and colleagues.

    You MUST be a member of LT SIG to apply for this scholarship.

     

    The award is open to all members of the LTSIG and the winner will be expected to be actively involved in the use of learning technologies.

     

    The award consists of:

    • registration for the LTSIG pre-conference event 
    • registration for the main conference
    • a year's IATEFL membership
    • a year's LTSIG membership
    • GBP500 to help with conference related expenses
    • travel costs including, if necessary, an economy flight to the UK*

    * this includes cost of flights and airport transfers but not the cost of stopovers

    To qualify you must:

    • be a member of the LTSIG
    • offer to give a presentation or lead a workshop on an LT topic at the IATEFL Annual Conference in Birmingham
    • agree to write up your presentation for possible publication in the LTSIG newsletter by the end of June 2017
    • become actively involved in the LTSIG

    To be considered you must submit:

    • an speaker proposal, related to learning technologies, by the scholarship deadline of 21st July 2016
    • a summary of between 400 and 500 words covering:
      1. your LT background and experience
      2. and outlining your proposed involvement in the LT SIG

    The submission deadline is the 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered

     

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by 5th September 2016. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • Learning Technologies SIG Roving Reporter Scholarship

    A travel fund to assist attendance at the IATEFL Annual Conference in Glasgow 2017.

    You do not have to be a member of IATEFL to apply. 

    The award is open to all, though the winner will be expected to become actively involved in the LTSIG. 

    The roving reporter scholarship is aimed at a tech-minded educator who wishes to attend IATEFL and the LTSIG PCE event to write articles and create media on sessions they attended.

    Over the course of the conference the scholarship winner will be expected to attend a number of technology related talks and report and write articles on them for LT SIG members. It is expected that at least one of the articles will be produced during the conference. They will also be expected to provide a review of the LTSIG PCE event and SIG Day. The exact sessions will be determined prior to the conference in consultation with the LT SIG committee.

    Additionally the scholarship winner will be asked to produce small video and / or audio clips to help capture the feel of the conference.

    Articles and media will be used by the LTSIG on their website and any LTSIG conference publications.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for the LTSIG Pre-Conference Event

    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference

    • one year's IATEFL and LTSIG individual membership for the following year

    • an economy flight to the UK (up to a maximum of GBP 1000.00)*

    • GBP 500.00 towards conference-related expenses

     *this includes the cost of flights but not the cost of stopovers, we will require receipt of the economy flight before we can award the cash payment.

    To qualify you must:

    • Watch the session from IATEFL Birmingham on MOOCS at this link:

       http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2016/session/forum-moocs

    • Write a review of around 450 words on one of the talks within the session (there are three separate talks within the recording) that would explicitly give a non-viewer an overview of the talk and the key points from it.

    • Submit a statement in either video or audio format stating

      who you are

      how attending the conference will benefit you personally

      how you will disseminate your learning from the conference in your local ESL/EFL community

      NB: Since the application form does not allow for the uploading of media, you will need share your statement with us by including in your 450-word review a link to it on the Internet. For example upload it to YouTube or share it via any cloud based account. 

     

    The submission deadline is the 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by 5th September 2016. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available. 

  • Macmillan Education Scholarship

    Supporting you in your development as teaching continues to change is an important part of what we do at Macmillan Education. Whether through attending conferences, working collaboratively with colleagues or discovering articles online through sites like onestopenglish, as a teacher you're constantly developing through informal and formal learning practices. And we believe that as your teaching develops, so do your students.

    This scholarship aims to support a teacher in their professional development by offering the exclusive opportunity to be mentored by the Macmillan Education Teacher Professional Development team, attend the IATEFL Annual Conference, and receive sponsorship to present a talk at IATEFL or an equivalent opportunity.

    This scholarship is funded by Macmillan Education and is open to teachers of any level of experience, working in any area of English language teaching. It is not necessary to be an IATEFL member to apply.

    The award consists of:       

    • registration for a Pre-Conference Event of your choice
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    •  a year's IATEFL membership
    •  a year's onestopenglish membership (or, for existing members of onestopenglish, a 12 month extension to your subscription)
    •  GBP 800.00 towards conference related costs
    •  sponsorship and mentoring from Macmillan Education to present a talk at IATEFL (including support to develop your talk proposal and presentation training)

    To qualify you must:

    • currently be an EFL teacher (of any level of experience)
    • commit to writing an article (of about 1,000 words) on your experience of the conference by the end of June 2017, to be published on onestopenglish
    •  agree to give a presentation/workshop at the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • be open to having your winning or shortlisted application published on onestopenglish

    To be considered, you must submit:

    • an online speaker proposal by the scholarship deadline of 21st July 2016
    •  answers to the following questions: 

    1.     Provide a practical example of something you've done to encourage your students to develop as independent learners. This could be through using new pedagogies, digital approaches or teaching 21st Century skills.  (max 200 words)

    2.     Tell us why you think the topic of your speaker proposal is worth sharing with other teachers. What do you hope teachers attending your IATEFL talk will get out of it? What practical applications can they take away from your talk? (max 200 words) 

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • NATESOL Teacher Development Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded by the UK-based Northern Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NATESOL), an Associate of IATEFL. It was offered for the first time in 2015 in recognition of IATEFL's 50th anniversary and NATESOL's own 30th anniversary in 2014-15. It is supported by the IATEFL Teacher Development Special Interest Group (TD SIG). The scholarship aims to assist a practitioner working in the North of England and involved significantly in some form of teacher development to attend the 51st IATEFL Conference in Glasgow in April 2017. 

    It is not necessary to be a member of IATEFL or NATESOL to apply for this scholarship.

    The award consists of GBP500 which will cover:

    • registration for the TD SIG pre-conference event (PCE)
    • registration for the IATEFL conference
    • a year's membership of IATEFL
    • a year's membership of the TD SIG
    • a year's membership of NATESOL
    • a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs

    To qualify you must: 

    • be a TESOL practitioner in any area of education, state or private sector, who has incorporated an interesting or innovative form of teacher development into their recent practice
    • be working predominantly in the North of England
    • not have attended the IATEFL Annual International Conference before
    • undertake to write a reflective report on the TD SIG's PCE and on your experience of the Conference, to be published in the TD SIG newsletter and on the NATESOL website, the report to be original in content and to be submitted by the end of June 2017 
    • undertake to give a talk on your work to the NATESOL membership at some point after attendance at the IATEFL Conference, most appropriately at the NATESOL Conference in May 2017 

     

      To be considered you must submit: 

    • a 400-500 word summary of your recent work in teacher development, stating why it is of particular interest or significance
    • a passport size photo (for inclusion in the conference programme and on the scholarship poster if you win. Please refer to the Scholarships Overview and FAQs for photo requirements)

     

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • Ray Tongue Scholarship

    The Ray Tongue Scholarship Fund was set up in memory of our late Founder Treasurer by generous donations from the many people who knew him. The aim of the scholarship is to help IATEFL members in the countries where Ray had worked (see below) to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference and give a presentation or lead a workshop. The scholarship is financed by the interest on the Fund. 

    The award consists of:

    • registration for a Pre-Conference Event of the winner's choice
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • a year's IATEFL membership 
    • GBP 1800.00 towards conference-related expenses

    To qualify you must:

    • be a native of and normally resident in one of the following countries: Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka or Thailand
    • be an IATEFL individual member
    • agree to give a presentation or workshop at the IATEFL Annual Conference

    To be considered, you must submit:

    • an online speaker proposal by the scholarship deadline of 21st July 2016
      a 400-500 word statement to include:

    1. a brief description of your working context
    2. a specific challenge you have recently faced in your teaching
    3. the steps you took to deal with this challenge
    4. a conclusion detailing whether and why your intervention was un/successful
    5. bullet points of your main learning points from this experience

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

     

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • Teacher Development SIG Michael Berman Scholarship

    This scholarship, funded by the IATEFL Teacher Development Special Interest Group, is in memory of Michael Berman, an ELT writer, presenter and storyteller, who regularly contributed his stories and teaching ideas to the TD SIG Newsletter until his death in 2013. It is for a teacher to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference and to have the opportunity to be published in the TD SIG Newsletter and its other online platforms. It will be awarded to someone who is interested in exploring her/his own development and is able to write about this engagingly so that others can share in and benefit from these insights.

    You have to be a member of IATEFL TD SIG to apply for this scholarship but you do not have to give a conference presentation.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for the TD SIG Pre-Conference Event
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • GBP 1000.00 for conference-related expenses

    To qualify you must:

    • be a member of the TD SIG
    • be questioning about your teaching and willing to learn
    • be good at articulating your thoughts and arranging them in written form and able to meet deadlines
    • agree, if you win the scholarship, to write three short articles after the conference for possible publication in the TD SIG newsletter, on the TD SIG website, Facebook page or other TD SIG approved media, recording your development as a teacher. You are asked particularly to focus on  how your experiences at the conference have furthered your development, and you will work with a member of the TDSIG committee to support you through this process.

    To be considered you must submit:

    • an article of between 400 and 500 words. You should:
      1. describe briefly your teaching context(s)
      2. outline the developmental high points so far in your career
      3. indicate how attending the conference would further your development

    The submission deadline is 21st July. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September 2016. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • Testing, Evaluation and Assessment SIG Scholarship

    The IATEFL TEASIG Scholarship is an award for a teacher to attend the IATEFL 2017 Conference and to give a presentation on the TEASIG Day.
    These scholarships are awarded for up to two teachers who are members of the Testing, Evaluation and Assessment SIG (TEASIG) to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference and give a presentation on the TEASIG Day. Applicants should additionally show an interest in starting up and/or facilitating local events on Testing, Evaluation and Assessment in their home areas as well as contributing actively to TEASIG through, for example, articles in the TEASIG Newsletter and/or TEASIG's web-based communication tools.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for the TEASIG Pre-Conference Event
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • travel costs, including, if necessary, an economy-class flight to the UK up to a maximum of GBP 650.00 (this includes the cost of flights, airport transfers and any additional mobility requirements to attend the conference, but not stopovers)
    • GBP 500.00 towards accommodation and UK expenses

    To qualify you must:

    • have been a member of IATEFL and TEASIG when you apply
    • have participated in TEASIG, e.g. by attending or presenting at a TEASIG event, writing an article for the newsletter, contributing to the organization of a local event or in some other way
    • be willing to give a talk or a workshop on an aspect of Testing, Evaluation and/or Assessment for the TEASIG Day at the 2017 IATEFL Annual Conference
    • introduce yourself at the TEASIG Open Forum at the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • undertake to promote TEASIG in your area and organize and/or report on events connected with Testing, Evaluation and Assessment
    • write a report on your presentation and IATEFL conference experience for the TEASIG Newsletter by the end of June 2017

    To be considered you must submit:

    • a speaker proposal on a Testing, Evaluation and Assessment topic by the deadline of 21st July 2016
    • a 400-500 summary outlining your plans for facilitating Testing, Evaluation and Assessment in your area

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September 2016. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • The C-group Creativity Scholarship

    For practising teachers. The aim of this scholarship, set up by the C-Group, is to enable a practising teacher to attend and present at the 51st IATEFL Conference in Glasgow

    The award consists of:  

    • registration for the LMCS & C-group pre-conference event
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • up to GBP1500 towards:
      • travel and visa costs against receipts
      • help with UK accommodation and expenses
      • a year's IATEFL membership

    To qualify you must:

    • be a practising teacher in tertiary, primary or secondary education, state or private sector
    • have been a teacher for less than 10 years
    • have not presented at an IATEFL Annual Conference before.
    • agree, if you win the scholarship, to submit a report by June 2017 for possible publication in Humanising Language Teaching Magazine describing your creative idea
    • agree, if you win the scholarship, to become a member of the C-Group and post a short report on your experience at the conference on the C-Group blog

    To be considered you must submit:

    • an online speaker proposal by the scholarship deadline of 21st July 2016, related to the topic of creativity. 
    • a summary of between 400 and 500 words of ways in which you think you can contribute to encouraging creativity in your context - either in your workplace or among other teachers in your country.

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • The English Language Centre, Brighton - Robert O'Neill Scholarship

    This scholarship is in honour of Robert O'Neill who was a friend of ELC's for nearly 40 years. Initially working on overseas teachers' courses and being an academic advisor to ELC, he retained an office at school and could regularly be found in the teachers' room passionately engaged in debate until just before his death in July 2014 at the age of 81.

    The aim of the scholarship, funded by The English Language Centre, Brighton, is to give the opportunity for an ELT professional to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference for the first time.

    It is not necessary to be a member of IATEFL to apply nor is it necessary to give a presentation at conference.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for a pre-conference event of the winner's choice
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • a year's IATEFL membership
    • GBP 1000.00 towards conference related costs

    To qualify you must:

    • work in the fields of English language teaching or training, be committed to delivering in-service training and be interested in the use of technology in ELT
    • be prepared to be interviewed by The English Language Centre about your experience at conference
    • agree to submit a report by June 2017 about your conference experience and follow up plan, for possible publication by The English Language Centre

    To be considered for the scholarship you must:

    • submit a statement of between 400 and 500 words in which you:

    1. outline briefly your teaching/training context

    2. submit an action plan of what you would do to benefit your community with particular reference to in-service training and the involvement of technology

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

     

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available..

  • The NILE@21 Scholarship

    NILE is marking its 21st birthday with the motto NILE@21: Transforming Teaching. To highlight our commitment to global CPD in the field of language education, we are offering a scholarship to a teacher-trainer working in an environment which has particular challenges. Examples of such challenges include, but are not limited to: regional conflicts, migration, gender issues, political oppression, severe economic restrictions and environmental challenges.

    This scholarship will be awarded to an individual who has, despite these issues, had a significant impact on teacher development at any level of education. At IATEFL 2017, the successful candidate will be invited to present their experiences as a NILE-sponsored speaker.

    You do not have to be a member of IATEFL to qualify for this scholarship.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for a Pre-Conference Event of your choice
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • a year's IATEFL membership
    • GBP 1200 towards conference related expenses

    To qualify you must:

    • be a teacher trainer working in the field of English language or CLIL teacher education. 
    • agree to give a presentation or workshop at the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • agree to submit a report by June 2017 about your conference experience, to be published in the NILE newsletter 

    To be considered, you must submit:

    • a speaker proposal by the scholarship deadline of 21st July 2016
    • a 400-500 word summary of your working situation, the region-specific challenges you are facing and your future plans/opportunities for facilitating teacher development in this context

    The submission deadline is 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available

  • Trinity College London Language Examinations Scholarship

    The aim of this scholarship, funded by Trinity College London, is to enable an ELT professional working in the field of examinations and assessment development to present their work to a wider audience by giving a presentation suitable for inclusion in the Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group Day at the IATEFL Annual Conference.

    You do not need to be a member of IATEFL to apply for this scholarship.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for the TEA SIG Pre-Conference Event
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • a year's IATEFL membership
    • GBP 1000.00 towards conference related expenses

    To qualify you must:

    • be an ELT professional working in the field of examinations and assessment development
    • agree to give a talk or a workshop on an aspect of EL examinations and assessment on the TEA SIG Day in the IATEFL Annual Conference

    To be considered, you must submit:

    • a speaker proposal, suitable for inclusion in the Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group Day, by the scholarship deadline of 21st July 2016
    • a summary of between 400 and 500 words explaining:
      1. your approach to assessment and/or exams
      2. why it is particularly innovative or relevant to teachers of English in a specific region, or to a general audience of teachers
      3. why it will be of interest to IATEFL's international audience

     

    The submission deadline 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September 2016. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

  • Trinity College London Teacher Trainer Scholarship

    The aim of this scholarship, funded by Trinity College London, is to enable a practising teacher educator to present his/her work to a wider audience by giving a presentation suitable for inclusion in the Teacher Training and Education Special Interest Group programme at the IATEFL Annual Conference.

    You do not need to be a member of IATEFL to apply for this scholarship.

    The award consists of:

    • registration for the TTEd SIG Pre-Conference Event
    • registration for the IATEFL Annual Conference
    • a year's IATEFL membership
    • GBP 1000.00 towards conference related expenses

    To qualify you must:

    • be a trainer working in the field of teacher education
    • agree to give a talk or a workshop on an aspect of Teacher Training or Teacher Development on the TTEd SIG programme at the IATEFL Annual Conference

    To be considered, you must submit:

    • a speaker proposal by the scholarship deadline of 21st July 2016
    • a summary of between 400 and 500 words explaining some innovative training ideas you have developed or a specific case study on a particular new way of working. This may be relevant to teachers of English in a specific region, or to a wider range of teachers in the 21st Century.

    The submission deadline 21st July 2016. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

    The winners will be informed by Friday 26th August and other applicants by Monday 5th September 2016. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.