Each year IATEFL offers a great range of conference scholarships to enable teachers, trainers and other ELT professionals the opportunity to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference in the UK.
These scholarships are offered by IATEFL, by a range of IATEFL Special Interest Groups, and by a wide range of other scholarship sponsors: institutions, companies, groups and individuals.
How to apply for a scholarship
Scholarships for the next IATEFL annual conference are launched in May each year. Each one has specific criteria so you'll be able to apply for some, but not all. Some are open to any English language teaching professional, others are specifically for IATEFL members or for members of a specific IATEFL Special Interest Group (SIG). In order to apply for a scholarship you must have created a profile for the IATEFL website, and at the appropriate time of year, you will see a link to apply for scholarships on your login page.
Information about the scholarships that are currently available for our Harrogate 2021 conference can be found on our Conference Scholarships page.
Donating to a scholarship
We couldn't offer the range of scholarships, enabling winners to attend the annual conference, without the support and generosity of individuals and institutions making generous donations. You can choose to support one of the existing scholarships, enabling it to continue for future years, or perhaps consider offering a new scholarship of your design. However you choose to support IATEFL Scholarships we greatly appreciate your support!
Current scholarships supported directly by IATEFL...
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 (Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka or Thailand) to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference and give a presentation.
WR Lee Scholarship
Now known as the Bill Lee Scholarship, this 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 (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia) to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference and give a presentation.
Latin America Scholarship
This scholarship was 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.
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 his/her first talk at an IATEFL Annual Conference.
Gillian Porter Ladousse Scholarship
This scholarship was set up by the Teacher Training and Education SIG (TTEdSIG) in 1999. The driving force behind the conference fund was Gillian Porter Ladousse who was Coordinator of the SIG at the time. The fund, which was named the Gillian Porter Ladousse Scholarship after Gillian's untimely death in 2002, was set up to enable a teacher trainer who is a member of TTEdSIG to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference.