Grants & Scholarships

IAFOR Grant & Scholarship Recipients 2018

Our warmest congratulations go to Shaohua Pei, recipient of the Stuart D. B. Picken Grant & Scholarship, and Suvendu Biswas and Anna Bajema, recipients of IAFOR Scholarships, who have been selected by the conference Organising Committee to receive financial support to present their research at The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2018 and The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii 2018.

IAFOR's grants and scholarships programme provides financial support to PhD students and early career academics, with the aim of helping them pursue research excellence and achieve their academic goals through interdisciplinary study and interaction. Awards are based on the appropriateness of the educational opportunity in relation to the applicant's field of study, financial need, and contributions to their community and to IAFOR's mission of interdisciplinarity. Scholarships are awarded based on availability of funds from IAFOR and vary with each conference.

The Organising Committee of the relevant IAFOR conference awards scholarships to eligible applicants who have submitted exceptional abstracts that have passed the blind peer review process and have been accepted for presentation at the conference.


Shaohua Pei, Iowa State University, USA

Stuart D. B. Picken Scholarship Recipient

Shaohua (Linda) Pei is currently a PhD candidate majoring in Educational leadership at Iowa State University, USA. Her research interests include struggles and success of international students, internationalisation of higher education, microaggression experience of Asian students, second language acquisition, and intercultural communication.

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Suvendu Biswas, BRAC University Institute of Educational Development (BRACU-IED), BRAC University, Bangladesh

IAFOR Scholarship Recipient

Suvendu Biswas is currently a post-graduate student of Education at BRAC University, Bangladesh, and a Teach For Bangladesh fellow, working for quality education and educational equity in Bangladesh. He was previously an Indian Government’s International Council for Cultural Relations Scholar and did his initial post-graduation in Public Administration and Public Policy from the University of Mysore, India. Although Mr Biswas is an International Relations graduate, he has diverse research interests. He is passionate about working on International Affairs, International Security, Global Political Economy, Public Policy and recent trend in Education and Education Policy. Suvendu’s future interest is to work as a researcher at a globally renowned university or research institute and devote rest of his career in the field of research.

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Anna Bajema, James Cook University, Australia

IAFOR Scholarship Recipient

Anna completed her undergraduate and honours degrees in psychology at James Cook University in Australia in 2014. She is currently a Phd student and her research project is investigating Australian perceptions towards Environmentally Displaced People in the context of the Integrated Threat Theory. Her project will also investigate how these perceptions are influenced by the use of virtual reality perspective taking.

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IAFOR Academic Grants and Scholarships

About IAFOR's Grants and Scholarships

IAFOR is dedicated to helping young scholars achieve their research and academic goals, while also encouraging them to apply the principles of interdisciplinary study to their work.

IAFOR offers travel and accommodation grants and full or partial scholarships covering conference registration fees to select PhD students and early career academics who might not otherwise have the financial resources to be able to attend our academic conferences.

Who can receive an IAFOR grant or scholarship?

Awards are based on the appropriateness of the educational opportunity in relation to the applicant’s field of study, financial need, and contributions to their community and to IAFOR’s mission of interdisciplinarity. Scholarships will be awarded based on availability of funds from IAFOR and will vary with each conference.

How are recipients of an IAFOR grant or scholarship selected?

The Organising Committee of The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii will award scholarships to eligible applicants who have submitted exceptional abstracts that have passed the blind peer review process and been accepted for presentation at the conference.

How can I apply for an IAFOR grant or scholarship?

If you are eligible for an IAFOR grant or scholarship and would like to be considered, please submit your abstract via the Call for Papers page and select the checkbox for the relevant award during the submission process. Abstracts must be submitted by the initial submission deadline of August 22, 2017 in order to be considered for funding. Applicants will be notified of results within three to four weeks of the initial submission deadline.


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IAFOR Scholarships

Full and partial conference scholarships are available to cover registration fees for PhD students and early career academics to present at IAFOR conferences. Priority will be given to attendees whose work crosses borders of nation, culture and discipline.

Eligibility:

  • Students currently enrolled in a PhD or Master’s degree programme
  • Early career academics (academics who have completed a postgraduate degree programme within the last five years)

Conditions:

Abstracts submitted after the initial submission deadline of August 22, 2017 will not be considered for the scholarship. If you are awarded a grant or scholarship it is understood that you will attend the applicable IAFOR conference. If you are unable to attend the conference, your grant or scholarship will be forfeited.


The Reverend Professor Stuart D. B. Picken (1942-2016)Order of

The Reverend Professor Stuart D. B. Picken (IAFOR), Professor Arthur Stockwin, OBE (The University of Oxford) and Professor Jun Arima (University of Tokyo) discuss Japanese security at The European Conference on Economics, Politics and Law 2014.

The Stuart D. B. Picken Grant and Scholarship

The Stuart D. B. Picken Grant and Scholarship is awarded to PhD students and early career academics who are in need of funding to complete their research, and whose work demonstrates academic excellence. Priority will be given to attendees whose work is interdisciplinary in nature. Recipients receive a grant of up to 500 USD towards airfare and accommodation, as well as a scholarship to cover full conference registration fees for the IAFOR conference at which their work will be showcased.

Eligibility:

  • Students currently enrolled in a PhD or Master’s degree programme
  • Early career academics (academics who have completed a postgraduate degree programme within the last five years)

Conditions:

Abstracts submitted after the initial submission deadline of August 22, 2017 will not be considered for the scholarship. If you are awarded a grant or scholarship it is understood that you will attend the applicable IAFOR conference. If you are unable to attend the conference, your grant or scholarship will be forfeited.

About the Stuart D. B. Picken Memorial Fund
About Stuart D. B. Picken (1942–2016)

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IAFOR–Institution Scholarships

IAFOR also partners with specific institutions or courses to offer scholarships that cover conference registration fees. These scholarships are only available to students who meet the criteria detailed below.

IAFOR–OSIPP Scholarship

This scholarship covers registration fees for Master’s students at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University, to attend any IAFOR conference held in Japan. Available to all Master’s students at OSIPP.

IAFOR–Barcelona University Scholarship

This scholarship covers registration fees for two PhD students at the University of Barcelona to attend and present at The IAFOR International Conference on Global Studies and The IAFOR International Conference on the City in Barcelona, Spain.

IAFOR–JALT Scholarship

All student researchers presenting in the JALT Graduate Student Showcase at the annual JALT Conference will be given the option to attend and present their work at a special JALT-IAFOR poster session at The Asian Conference on Language Learning. The first 10 students to apply will be awarded an IAFOR-JALT scholarship. This scholarship covers the conference registration fees.


Available Discounts

IAFOR is pleased to offer an exclusive 30% discount on registration for IICSEEHawaii to current students and staff members of its Global Partner organisations, whose support contributes to making IAFOR conferences a truly rewarding experience. Students and staff members of conference Event Partners are eligible for a 20% discount.

In addition, IAFOR offers a 10% discount to participants who have attended an IAFOR conference in the past, as well as a 50% discount for participants wishing to present a second paper at the same conference. We currently offer Early Bird and Advance Registration rates for presenters and an Early Bird rate for audience members.

If you are eligible for one of these offers, please contact iicseehawaii@iafor.org.

Learn more about IICSEEHawaii registration rates.