JALT PanSIG Grant | JALT PanSIG大会参加助成金

One grant of ¥40,000 is available to a Learner Development (LD) SIG member who will attend PanSIG 2017 and is willing to write a conference report or another piece of writing to be published in Learning Learning after the conference. The grant recipient can use the grant to cover their travel, hotel, and/or conference fees for the 2017 JALT PanSIG conference at Akita University (Akita), May 19-21, 2017. The grant will be awarded to the recipient in person at the LD SIG Forum held during the conference.


We are particularly keen to support and encourage new members of the SIG, and/or LD members researching learner development and/or learner/teacher autonomy in language education. If you are interested in applying for the PanSIG grant, please consider whether you meet more or less the following criteria:

  • You do not have access to research funds or conference travel grants from your employer(s).
  • You can attend the 2017 JALT PanSIG Conference (acceptance to present at the conference is not a requirement).
  • You are willing to write a conference report or another article suitable for publication in Learning Learning shortly after the conference.


  • 雇用主から研究費または出張手当が受給されない。
  • JALT PanSIG2017年次大会に出席することが可能。(発表の予定有無に関わらず応募及び受給対象となります。)
  • 大会後速やかに、大会に関する報告、またはその他の論文(LD SIG会報雑誌「学習の学習」に掲載するに適したもの)の提出が可能。

Instructions for applying for the JALT PanSIG Conference Grant | JALT PanSIG大会参加助成金申し込み方法
Please include the following information in an email in either English or Japanese:

  1. Name | 氏名(日本語の場合はローマ字表記もお願いします。)
  2. Institution/s and role/s | 所属教育機関およびご担当
  3. Grant you are applying for | 応募している助成金
  4. JALT Membership Number | JALT会員番号
  5. A 500 word (or 1000 character) explanation of why you want to attend the JALT PanSIG Conference and why you require the grant to attend. Send this as a rich text format MS Word attachment. Be sure to include your name both within the file and in the file name. In your covering email message, please introduce yourself to us in English or Japanese. 小論文(英文500語もしくは和文1000字以内)をお送りください。内容はJALT PanSIG年次大会に参加したい理由および年次大会に参加するのになぜ助成金が必要という理由について書いてください。これをリッチテキスト形式のMS Wordファイルにて添付書類としてお送りください。ファイル内またはファイル名に必ずお名前を書くこと。メールには、自己紹介文(英語または日本語)も付記してください。

Send your application to: learnerdevelopmentsiggrants@gmail.com

Deadline for applications: Friday, 17 March 2017, 23:59 (Japan Standard Time)

*You are welcome to submit applications for more than one type of LD SIG grant. However, in order to grant funds to as many teachers and students as possible, grant recipients can receive an award from only one grant category.

*複数のLD SIG助成金への応募は可能ですが、一人でも多くの方のお役に立てるように、受給の場合は一件のみとなります。

Selection criteria 選考基準:

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria.
1. Clarity of the applicant’s purpose for applying for the grant.
2. Depth of the applicant’s engagement and/or interest in learner development.
3. Necessity of receiving the grant.