ALAA Postgraduate Conference Scholarships

Three ALAA Postgraduate Conference Scholarships of up to $1,000(*) each are available each year for the ALAA student members. The scholarships can be used towards conference registration, travel and/or accommodation. They will be awarded as a reimbursement for documented expenses after the conference.

The awardees will receive a certificate at the ALAA conference and their presentation will be highlighted in the conference program.

The three awardees will also be invited to present their talk during an online ALAA webinar in 2025.  

Eligibility criteria:

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must:

  • hold a current ALAA membership for at least FOUR months at the time of application;
  • be enrolled as a higher degree research student or,
  • not have been awarded a research degree (Masters or PhD) before 30th June of the current year,
  • not be in full-time employment at the time of the conference,
  • have a presentation accepted for the 2024 ALAA/ALTAANZ/ALANZ conference to be held at the University of Tasmania
  • not have been a recipient of an ALAA postgraduate travel scholarship previously.

Application Procedure:

To be considered, applications must include:

  • a completed online scholarship application form,  
  • a one-page summary of your research project, addressing the following aspects:
    • aims, context, rationale, & methodology of the project
    • the project’s potential contribution to/significance for our understanding of issues related to the field of applied linguistics
    • innovation and potential impact
  •  a copy of the abstract accepted for presentation at the 2024 ALAA/ALTAANZ/ALANZ conference,
  •  your CV,
  •  a letter of support from an academic commenting on the quality of your research.

All applications should be submitted online. Preference will be given to doctoral candidates, but research students at Honours and Masters levels are also encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be notified by in due course. For further information, please email Dr Solène Inceoglu (Vice President, ALAA) at 

*. The amount awarded will relate to the travel costs involved in attending the conference.

Past awardees:

Ruri Ueda (The Australian National University) 'The relationship between speech perception and production in the perceptual learning of English /l/-/r/ by L1 Japanese learners'
Naomi Fillmore (University of Queensland) '(Re)imagining linguistically sustaining early education in Queensland'
Tuyen Nguyen (The University of Newcastle) 'Developing a context-based framework for training ICT skills for in-service EFL teachers in Vietnam'

Boya Zhang (University of Queensland) 'A case study of collaborative writing for L2 English learners'
Burhanudin Syaifulloh (University of Canberra) 'EFL Lecturers’ Concerns regarding the Implementation of the Higher Education Curriculum (HEC) in Indonesia'
Putri Gayatri (University of Newcastle) 'Blended Learning Model for English as Foreign Language (EFL) Teaching in Indonesian Higher Education'


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