One of the goals of WorldCALL is to provide as many scholarships as possible for professional development to those who are working with CALL in developing countries so that they can benefit from the exchange of ideas and come into contact with leaders in the field.
Scholarship awards include:
- Return air transportation (economy class) from current residence to Glasgow, Scotland.
- Accommodation during the conference (5 nights, 9-13 July).
- Waiver of conference participation fees.
- A daily allowance for meals and miscellaneous expenses.
Scholarship recipients are expected to pay for their own expenses from their home to the nearest airport.
Arrangements for air transportation (e-tickets) will be made by the scholarship committee on behalf of the awardees. Recipients are expected to return to their point of departure within a period of 10 days from the time that they left.
Criteria for scholarships:
Each recipient must
- speak English fluently
- not have sufficient funds to afford to attend WorldCALL without scholarship aid.
- be a native of, and currently be residing in a country that is NOT considered to be a "High Income Economy" by the World Bank. (See list below).
- have made a significant accomplishment towards the implementation or development of CALL or ICT for language learning, in either research or practice.
- not have received a grant for a previous WorldCALL conference.
Application for a scholarship is NOT tied to having a presentation accepted for WorldCALL. All scholarship recipients, however, will be asked to participate in one or more panel discussions or other events during the conference.
Link to application page
The following documents are required from all applicants:
- Each applicant should fill in the online application form (below) which includes a personal "Statement of Purpose" in 200 words or less specifying what your current area of interest in CALL is and how you hope to benefit from attendance at WorldCALL 4.
- A brief curriculum vitae which lists your personal background, education, employment, a list of any publications and oral presentations and any previous awards or scholarships that you might have received. CVs are submitted using the link provided lower down on this page.
- Three letters of recommendation, to be sent directly by the recommender by e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
- Please tell each recommender that the subject line should read: Recommendation: <your name>.
- At least one recommendation should come from someone who has recently worked closely with you and who is familiar with your efforts in CALL and Information technology.
- Please be sure that the recommenders have sufficient time to prepare your recommendation by the submission deadline. Late recommendations will not be accepted and you will be disqualified.
- The committee prefers recommendations that come from a variety of sources, rather than all from the applicant's current educational institution.
- If you have multiple names, please tell your recommenders what surname you have used on your application (and on this Moodle site).
- Candidates can check to see whether recommendations have been received here.
- Deadline for Scholarship Applications: November 30, 2012
(Includes the receipt of all CVs and references)
- Notification of Scholarship Decisions: February 1, 2013
Applications are not accepted from residents of:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, The, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong SAR, China, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Rep., Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao SAR, China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Portugal, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan*, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States,
*Not a World Bank member economy, so added based on other indicators.
High Income Economies determined in accordance to data from The World Bank -- countries with a GNI (Gross National Income) of $15,000 (USD) or greater.
CV Submissions: In order to submit your CV, you must first obtain an account on this Moodle system. Click on "Login" and then "New Account". Once you have filled in the information, you will receive an e-mail message which you must respond to in order to confirm your account.
The WC4 Scholarship Committee
Thomas Robb, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan -- Chair
Evelyn Izquierdo – Universidad Central de Venezuela*
MO Jinguo – Southeastern University, Nanjing, China*
Gülcan Erçetin – Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
Deborah Healey – University of Oregon, U.S.A.
Nina Lyulkun -- Khmel’nyts’ky National University, Ukraine*
*Scholarship holders at WC3