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Scholarship applications for Glasgow 2017 are now closed. We had over 1,400 applications this year and the standard was particuarly high. We thank everyone who took the time to apply and our fantastic reading panels who had the difficult task of selecting the winners. A full list of the winners can be found below.

Scholarship Award  Winner 
 Africa Scholarship  Djelloul Bourahla
   Charlene du Plooy
BESIG Facilitator (IATEFL) Rob Howard
Cambridge English John Trim Award Erica Sofia Carignano
Cambridge English Peter Hargreaves Award Bogar Vallejo Martinez
Eastbourne School of English Graham Smith Award Kamala Nasirova
IATEFL Gillian Porter Ladousse Karin Krummenacher
IATEFL Bill Lee Pawel Sobkowiak
IATEFL Gill Sturtridge First Time Speaker Katy Muench
IATEFL Latin America Rafaela Pinheiro
IATEFL Ray Tongue Irene Shiu Ping Tsoi
IELTS Morgan Terry Memorial Award Savvas Pappandony
LAMSIG Award (IATEFL) Maria-Araxi Sachpazian
LTSIG Diana Eastment (IATEFL) David Dodgson
LTSIG Roving Reporter (IATEFL) Wai (Will) Tung Leung
Macmillan Education Scholarship Samia Abedi
Nile @21 Salam Affouneh
One Dragon Scholarship Jingwei Ai (deferred from 2016)
TCL Language Examinations Award Anna Soltyska
TCL Teacher Trainer Award Anwar Abdel Razeq (deferred from 2016)
  Federico Berton
TDSIG Michael Berman (IATEFL) Volha Kruhlova
TEASIG Award (IATEFL) Ilya Denisenko
  Christien Lee
The C Group Creativity Award Khemraj Sharma
The English Language Centre Robert O'Neill Award Peter Harmath

Congratulations to all the winners. We look forward to meeting you in Glasgow, April 2017.

We unfortunately cannot give feedback about individual applications but if you have any other queries, please email the IATEFL team on or telephone +44 (0)1795 591414


  • 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.