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When is the application deadline for a scholarship?
The application deadline for the 2024 conference scholarships is16.00 (UK time) Wednesday 21 June. Results will be emailed to applicants between 7 and 21 August 2023.
How do I know which scholarships I am eligible for?
The ones you can apply for will show on your Scholarship Dashboard when you login.
Our Scholarship Summary Sheet is the quickest way to see all eligibility criteria.
How many scholarships can I apply for?
It is best to put in one or two carefully written scholarship applications but you are allowed to apply for any scholarship for which you meet the necessary requirements. You can only submit ONE speaker proposal so make sure your proposed talk or workshop is relevant to all the scholarships you apply for. Submitting more than one speaker proposal will invalidate your application.
Do I have to be an IATEFL member to apply for a scholarship?
Some scholarships require you to be an individual member of IATEFL and other scholarships are open to any ELT professional. The guidelines of each scholarship will give you the information.
If you would like to become a member before you begin your scholarship application please visit www.iatefl.org/get-involved/membership. Please note that it can take up to 2 working days for your membership to be activated once we receive your payment.
Do I have to give a talk or workshop to get a scholarship?
Some scholarships require a presentation and some don't. The guidelines of each scholarship will give you this information. If a presentation is required, remember you can only submit ONE speaker proposal so make sure your proposed talk or workshop is relevant to all the scholarships you apply for. Submitting more than one speaker proposal will invalidate your application.
How do I continue an application I have already started?
It is possible to begin your application, save it and return at a later date to complete it. When you want to return, head back to your Dashboard and click on the Scholarships tab.
If you started your application and the deadline has since passed, you will not be able to submit your completed application.
How often can I win a scholarship?
Once every 4 years, for example if you won a 2023 scholarship you can next apply for a scholarship for the 2027 conference. Winning more than once is unlikely.
Can I win the same scholarship more than once?
No, you can't.
When will I get the results?
The results of the applications for 2024 scholarships will be emailed to all applicants between 7 and 21 August 2023. Remember to check your emails regularly during this time as you will need to confirm your acceptance of the scholarship as soon as you receive the email. Please do not contact the IATEFL Head Office about the decisions; the Scholarship Committee will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.
Who decides who the winners are?
Each scholarship is decided by a different panel of experienced judges whose decisions are final. The Scholarship Committee is sorry but it cannot issue reasons for the results because there are so many applicants the workload would be overwhelming.
How will I receive the award if I win?
The money will be awarded to you at the Scholarship Winners' Gathering on the first day of the Conference. If your award includes a membership of IATEFL this will be activated following the conference.