Scholarships to the ERWC3
These individuals have been selected to receive scholarships to the Third World Congress in Extensive Reading. All of these scholars are professionals actively involved in the teaching of or research into the Extensive Reading approach to language learning.
|Amelia Hernandez Grande,
|Maria del Carmen Castillo Salazar,
The application process was the most competitive to date, with twenty applicants vying for just six places. When selecting the successful candidates, the following factors were taken into consideration:
- The degree to which the candidate was already involved in Extensive Reading through either teaching or research.
- A demonstrated understanding of the benefits as well as the problems with implementing an extensive approach to language learning.
- The degree to which the candidate’s statement reflected the intention of ‘paying back’ the experience by spreading the word about Extensive Reading after returning home.
- The degree of professionalism displayed in preparation of the submission materials.As there were many well-qualified candidates, the selection committee also based its selection on the following principles:
In order to touch as many people, in as wide a range of countries as possible:
- No more than two people were selected from any one country. (There were eight candidates from Mexico).
- Previous scholarship applicants were not selected despite their outstanding work in the field.
The scholarships include transportation (up to USD $1000), hotel accommodations in Dubai and a small per diem.
Scholarship Application Procedure (Now closed)
The Extensive Reading Foundation is pleased to announce its scholarship programme for the Second Extensive Reading World Congress, to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18-20 September 2015.
Deadline for submissions: All documents including the recommendation must be submitted by midnight, May 30, 2015, UAE time.
Notification of results: June 15, 2015.
Scholarships will provide transportation (capped at $1000 USD) and lodging for 3 nights, a small per diem, as well as a fee waiver for the conference (or a combination of the above depending on the available budget). Applications are welcome from anyone conforming to the criteria set forth below.
• Qualifications: Actively using an Extensive Reading or Extensive Listening approach in the classroom, or doing research thereof.
• Residence: Anyone residing in a country that is not on the World Bank’s list of “High Income Economies“. (See list below.)
• Finances: Those who cannot afford to attend the Congress without financial aid (self-declared).
• Willingness to participate in one of several planned panel discussions concerning the problems and successes of extensive reading/listening in your teaching/learning environment. There is no requirement to have an accepted paper. Scholarship holders are expected to be present for the full two days of the Congress and may be required to attend various functions.
Typically these grants are issued to practicing teachers or teachers in training who have researched extensive reading (ER) or have great experience in ER. Students may apply but are much less likely to get a grant unless they have extensive experience with ER or done high level academic research in this area.
The following documents must be submitted:
- A current CV listing educational background, employment history and any publications and presentations.
- A “Statement” outlining, a) How you have attempted to apply ER/EL to your class or school. b) What problems you see in extending the use of ER/EL in your own teaching/learning environment as well as your country as a whole.
- One recommendation from a current or previous supervisor (rather than a colleague). This document should be submitted directly to the ER Foundation by the recommender as an email attachment to <email@example.com> and must arrive by the deadline..
An estimate of the total cost of transportation from the airport nearest your home to Dubai (DXB or DWC). The conference is committed to bringing scholars from all areas of the world, but since funds are limited, the cost of transportation will be a factor in the decision, particularly when there are multiple applications from the same region. Please include travel agent contact or web search details for an itinerary of 7 days or less excluding hotel costs, which will be arranged by the ERWC3 committee.
Create an account for yourself on the ERWC3 moodle site, http://erfoundation.org/scholarships. You will need to confirm your registration by email.
Enter the Scholarship page with the enrollment key. (If you do not know this, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and identify yourself (name, school, location) and you will be provided with the key.)
You will find links there for you to upload your CV, your statement and your travel cost estimate. Make sure that your name is part of each document’s name and that your name appears at the top of each document that you upload.
Please submit all documents in English.
Applications are not accepted from residents of:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, 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, S. Korea, 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.