Emerging Scholar Awards

A small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the conference themes. The Award provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics—meeting experts in the field, interacting with colleagues from other parts of the world, and creating networks and lasting connections. Awardees are invited to attend the conference to present their work and play a critical organizational role in the conference by leading discussions, chairing parallel sessions, and providing assistance in session rooms.

Applications are open to those pursuing research degrees, post- and graduate students, as well as early career faculty.

To apply, follow the link below. You may also view further instructions by selecting our "Step-By-Step Guide."

Early Deadline: 6 November 2021
Final Deadline: 6 March 2022

In Their Words

This scholarly experience provided the opportunity to gain enriching insights from scholars with diverse and interdisciplinary perspectives all over the world. I was able to build a strong professional network with experts in the field of humanities."

Taiwo Ehineni, 2016 Recipient

I am very proud to be one of the Graduate Scholars and grateful that I had chance to build relationships and also share my work. Hopefully, I am able to make the best use of this experience in the future."

Candy, 2017 Recipient

Since it was my first conference undertaking this kind of administrative/support role, I learned a lot about the mechanics of this kind of large conference, including what is required for things to go smoothly and what kind of problems may arise."

Mike Krieger, 2017 Recipient

2022 Recipients

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the conference themes. Emerging Scholars perform a critical role in the online conference by commenting and engaging the parallel sessions, and presenting their own research papers. The 2022 Emerging Scholar Award recipients are as follows:

​Jhon Eduardo Mosquera Pérez

​Jhon Eduardo Mosquera Pérez

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellin, Colombia

Jhon Eduardo Mosquera Pérez holds a B.A. in English language teaching and an M.A in English language teaching, both from Universidad Surcolombiana. Currently, he is a 3rd-semester student in the master´s degree in learning and teaching processes at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and is a researcher of the groups “APRENAP” and LSLP (Literacies in Second Languages Project). His research interests revolve around the areas of language assessment, language teacher identity, teacher’s professional development, English as an international lingua franca, critical discourse analysis, among others. He has been an active presenter at national and international academic specialized events.

​Elena Emma Sottilotta

​Elena Emma Sottilotta

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Elena Emma Sottilotta is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics at the University of Cambridge, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council scholarship and the Vice-Chancellor’s Award. In 2017-18, she was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach the Italian language and culture at the University of St Thomas, Minnesota. She is an alumna of the University of Sheffield, the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and the Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, where she graduated as a scholarship holder of the EU-funded Joint Mundus Master’s degree Crossways in Cultural Narratives. Her research on women’s studies, comparative literature, and language teaching methodology has featured in several international peer-reviewed journals.

​Marwan Abdi

​Marwan Abdi

Duhok University, Duhok, Iraq

Marwan Abdi is a lecturer and a Ph.D. student in English literature at the College of Languages / Duhok University. He has an M.A. in English Literature from Sulaimani University and TESOL degree from Arizona State University. He is a Fulbright Alumni and has worked as an online mentor and facilitator with Arizona State University’s Online TESOL Program. His research interests include integrating culture into EFL settings and Literary Humanities.