Esther Lucas Scholarship for the 2018 IATEFL conference

The scholarship is named in memory of one of the founders of the Global Issues Special Interest Group and aims to assist a teacher to attend the 52nd IATEFL conference in Brighton in 2018.

It is not necessary to be a member of IATEFL to apply for this scholarship.

The award consists of:

  • registration for the GISIG pre-conference event
  • registration for the main conference
  • a year’s membership of IATEFL and of GISIG
  • GBP520 towards conference costs

To qualify you must:

  • be a practising teacher in any area of education, state or private sector who tries to include global issues topics into your teaching (see
  • not have attended the IATEFL Annual International Conference before
  • be unable to finance such a trip wholly from your own resources
  • undertake to write a reflective report of your conference highlights by the end of June 2018 for possible publication in the GISIG newsletter

To be considered, you must submit:

  • an online speaker proposal on a Global Issues topic by the scholarship deadline of Tuesday18th July 2017
  • a 400 – 500 word summary of your background in teaching Global Issues and how you feel attending conference will help you in your future teaching
  • a passport size photo (for inclusion in the conference programme and on the scholarship poster if you win – remember to smile!

Please refer to the General Guidelines for full photo requirements)The submission deadline is 16.00 (UK time) on Tuesday 18th July 2017. Early submissions are very welcome; late submissions will not be considered.

The results will be announced between Monday 28th August 2017 and Thursday 7th September 2017. Please do NOT contact the IATEFL Head Office about scholarship decisions; the Scholarship Working Party (SWP) will send everyone the results as soon as they are available.

You can apply at the IATEFL website.

One Response to Esther Lucas Scholarship for the 2018 IATEFL conference

  1. Ruben Mazzei July 16, 2017 at 11:46 am #

    Good motivation for those who are including Global Issues in our classes. Thanks!

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