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 Concepción, Chile.
• Accommodation during the conference (5 nights, 12-16 November, double occupancy).
• 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.
• 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.
The application form has been created in Google Drive. You will need a Google account (free) in order to apply. Your Google account name may be your email address even on another mail service.
The URL: https://tinyurl.com/wc5scholar
The following documents are required from all applicants:
• Statement of Purpose: Post a personal "Statement of Purpose" in 200 words or less specifying what your current area of interest in CALL and educational technology for language learning and how you hope to benefit from attendance at WorldCALL 5. Posts longer than 200 words will disqualify you.
• Upload a curriculum vitae (CV) 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.
o Please tell each recommender that the subject line should read: Recommendation: .
o 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.
o The committee prefers recommendations that come from a variety of sources, rather than all from the applicant's current educational institution.
o 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.
o You may check to see if your recommendations have arrived by viewing the following URL: https://tinyurl.com/wc5scholar-check
• Deadline for Scholarship Applications: March 31, 2018
(Includes the receipt of all CVs and references)
• Notification of Scholarship Decisions: May 1, 2018
High Income Economies as determined by the World Bank, countries with a GNI (Gross National Income) of 12,230 (USD) or greater.
Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong SAR, China, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Rep., Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR, China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin (French part), Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan*, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
*Not a World Bank member economy, so added based on other indicators.
- Thomas Robb, Kyoto Sangyo University (Emeritus), Japan – Chair
- THANG Siew Ming, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia – Co-Chair
Jurors selected from past scholarship recipients:
- Isil Boy Ergul - Turkey
- Hora Hedayati - Iran
- Neny Isharyanti - Indonesia
- Nadezhda Kabanova - Russian Federation
- Nina Lyulkun - Russian Federation
- S. Susan Marandi - Iran
- Shriyananda Rathnayake - Sri Lanka
- Rita Zeinstejer - Argentina
Four more undisclosed members including past scholarship recipients