IATEFL Projects week #IATEFLProjects
From the 18 June 2022, IATEFL Head Office will be undertaking a range of challenges to raise fund for IATEFL Projects and we invite you to join us. If you would like to undertake your own challenge, we have created a range of resources to support you. You can download a resource by clicking on the arrow on the left of the image and saving to your device.
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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...
- Send it to IATEFL Head Office at the address included at the end of the form.
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 17 March 2023. The winner of the 2023 grant will be announced at the Welcome Reception at the IATEFL Conference on the 17 April 2023 and then on social media shortly afterwards.