IFITT ICT4D Scholarships 2018 (Fully Funded to ENTER2018 eTourism Conference in Jönköping,Sweden)

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

In 2018 the scholarship consists of an assignment of a tutor, a non-cash prize for ENTER2018 eTourism Conference participation (comprising travel, accommodation and conference fee) and free IFITT membership for one year.

Under the IFITT ICT4D Scholarship (Information and Communication Technologies for
Development), IFITT (The International Federation for IT in Travel and Tourism) will fund young talents coming from developing/emerging countries, to provide a positive impact onto their
respective communities through the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Submission should be connected with a Master or PhD thesis, having a clear orientation to
the application of ICT in local tourism development. Awarded students will have the possibility to present their work at the PhD workshop during ENTER2018eTourism Conference.
Eligibility Criteria
  • The applicant must be enrolled in a University program either PhD (priority) or Master (or equivalent) in the below listed eligible countries. Evidences should be included in the application.
  • The applicant may also have a research/work contract in one University belonging to the below listed eligible countries (e.g. researcher, lecturer). Evidences should be included in the application.
  • The contract with the University of the eligible country should expire at least 6 months after ENTER2018 (i.e. July 2018). Evidences should be included in the application.
  • Every applicant can apply only one time per year.
  • The University should belong to the “Eligible Countries,” including:Priority countries (priority) Also eligible countries
  • The IFITT ICT4D committee will make decision on the scholarship award. Committee members are elected by IFITT board.
  • Scholarship will be ONLY awarded in relation to ENTER2018.
  • IFITT will issue an invitation letter to successful candidates, conditional to the participation at ENTER2018.
  • Each candidate is responsible for obtaining a valid travel visa and will have to cover all cost that occurs from that
Conditions about the non-cash prize
The non-cash prize consists of:
  • An invitation from IFITT (International Federation of IT in Travel and Tourism) to attend ENTER2018 in Jönköping (Sweden) from 23rd to 26th January 2018.
  • Return international economy flights to the nearest airport from the nearest major airport to the candidate’s university.
  • Accommodation for four nights.
  • Return transfer from/to airport to city accommodation at the destination.The non- cash prize is not transferable
Benefits
  • The scholarship consists of an assignment of a tutor, a non-cash prize for participation at ENTER2018 eTourism Conference (comprising of return travel from home country to Jönköping, Sweden, accommodation, and conference fee) and free IFITT membership for one year.
Submission Guidelines
Submission guidelines are similar to the one of ENTER2018 PhD workshop. The research
proposals should be a maximum length of seven (7) pages (A4) and should include the following headings:
Page 1: Motivation Letter
  • Why it is important to attend the PhD Workshop and ENTER2018 Page 2-

Research Outline

  • Problem definition
  • Literature review
  • Conceptual development
  • Proposed methodology
  • Anticipated results
  • References
Page 7: Local development
  • Relevance of research for local tourism development.
Page 8: Submission Checklist

Time Schedule
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2017(*)
Initial Feedback: September 25, 2017(*)
Submission of Revised Proposal: October 9, 2017(*)
Final Acceptance: October 30, 2017(*)

PhD Workshop: January 23, 2018
ENTER2018 Conference: January 24–26, 2018

(*)Please note that submission deadlines differ from the one of PhD workshop in order to facilitate necessary visa procedure.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IFITT ICT4D Scholarships 2018

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