IATEFL Projects

Small grants making a big difference

The IATEFL Projects scheme offers a grant each year to support Teaching Associations undertake a project that will make an improvement to language teaching and learning in the local community and give the opportunity for less experienced teachers to take an active role.

Grants of up to £1,500 are currently available. Funding can be requested for less than £1,500 but only a maximum of £1,500 will be awarded.

Examples of projects that could be undertaken include:

  • Develop a course to upgrade teachers’ language skills
  • Run a conference to address a particular local issue with the aim of creating solutions
  • Build  a leadership skills programme  for newly qualified teachers
  • Produce a bank of new teaching materials

Who can apply?

The scheme is intended only for IATEFL Associates in countries listed as 'high', 'medium' or 'low' (but not 'very high') on the United Nations Human Development Index. Winners of IATEFL Project funding are welcome to reapply for funding for a different project after a year’s break following the completion of the current Project. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • That the project has a clear aim and will benefit a broad community of language teachers
  • That the project is achievable. Simple ideas to improve teaching and learning are often more effective than complex schemes.
  • That the budget shows clearly how the funds will be spent
  • That a range of people are involved in the setting up and management of the project
  • That there are clear plans in place to evaluate and disseminate the project outcomes

The next step...

Whilst IATEFL Associates can submit an application at any time, these are reviewed and winners chosen once a year. The closing date for the next review of applications is Friday 29 March 2024. The winner of the 2024 grant will be announced at the Welcome Reception at the IATEFL Conference on the 15 April 2024 and then on social media shortly afterwards.

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