This scholarship, funded by the IELTS Partners (British Council, IDP IELTS, and Cambridge University Press & Assessment), is given in memory of Morgan Terry. Morgan taught IELTS for many years, trained other teachers, and was prolific in developing test preparation materials for students. This scholarship honours her contribution to IELTS and recognises those who create learning resources to help IELTS test takers prepare for their tests.
The award consists of:
- registration for the Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group (TEASIG) pre-IATEFL conference event
- registration for the IATEFL conference
- a year's IATEFL membership
- a maximum of five nights' accommodation
- travel costs, including, if necessary, an economy flight to the UK* up to a maximum of GBP 1000.00
- GBP 55.00 per day expenses.
*This includes cost of flights and airport transfers, but not the costs of stopovers.
Who is eligible?
To qualify you must:
- have prepared learners for taking an IELTS test
- have never attended the main IATEFL annual conference
- agree to write an article six months after the conference about how attendance has enriched your practice.
How to apply
Your application should give an overview of an educational activity or learning resource that you have developed which could help prospective IELTS test takers prepare for their tests.
We recommend writing no more than 400–500 words to:
- clearly describe or illustrate your idea, what it is and how it works
- explain how it could benefit prospective test takers
- describe how it could be adapted and used by other teachers and learners.
Submissions will be evaluated in terms of originality, potential impact upon learning, and accessibility.
You can apply, via IATEFL's website, from mid-April and the deadline for submission is 14:00 (UK time) 19 June 2024. The winner will be notified at the start of September.
Please use IATEFL's online application form and CV format. (You will need to create an account with IATEFL in order to submit an application), and ensure you have a photo of yourself ready to upload.
Past scholarship winners
Be inspired by past scholarship winners Anestin Chi and Natalia Larchenko. Their creative and innovative classroom ideas have helped IELTS students improve their English language skills in preparation for the test.
Interested in applying but not sure where to start? Seek inspiration from Anestin and Natalia in our latest video to find out why they applied, what their winning ideas were, and how you can apply.