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IATBLT Underrepresented Scholars Award


The Executive Board of the International Association for Task-based Language Teaching (IATBLT) is pleased to invite applications to the IATBLT Underrepresented Scholars Awards.


IATBLT members are invited to apply who are residents in a “low-income” or in a “low-middle-income economy” country (please look up your country in the World Bank classification of economies) and have had an abstract accepted for presentation at the 10th International IATBLT Conference in Thailand in June 2023.


The Executive Board will select up to two award recipients who will receive complimentary registration to the conference.


Selection criteria

Depending on career stage, outstanding academic and/or professional contributions to TBLT OR future promise as a contributor to research and/or practice of TBLT will be considered by the board.


Application procedure

Please send your application to IATBLT member-at-large, Laura Gurzynski-Weiss, by email at The deadline for applications is May 31st, 2023.


 Your application should include:

  • Personal Data: Name, Position, Institution, Country

  • Biography (100-150 words) in which you describe your academic background and career

  • Accepted Abstract 

  • Statement of motivation (50-100 words) in which you describe why you wish to apply for the award and how you expect to benefit from attending the conference


The recipients of the award will be selected by a Selection Committee made up of two representatives of the Executive Board of IATBLT and two representatives of the local conference organising committee. They will submit their recommendation for the award to the President of IATBLT, who makes the final decision.

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