International Federation for IT in Travel and Tourism ICT4D Scholarships 2015 (All Expense paid conference in Switzerland)

ifitt ict4d scholarship 2015

Application Deadline: September 1st 2014

The scholarship consists of an assignment of a tutor, a non-­cash prize for ENTER2015 participation(comprising travel, accommodation and conference fee) and free IFITT membership for one.

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 ICT.

Submissions should be connected with a Master or PhD thesis, having a clear orientation to electronic tourism and local development. Awarded students will have the possibility to present their work at ENTER2015 during the PhD workshop.

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 ENTER2015 (i.e. July, 2015).
  • Evidences should be included in the application.
  • Every applicant can apply only one time per year
  • The University should belong to the “Eligible Countries”.
  • Eligible      Countries (Priority Countries)­‐classifications/country‐and‐lending-groups

Scholarship Prize

  • Scholarship will be ONLY awarded in relation to ENTER2015
  • IFITT will issue an invitation letter to successful candidates conditional to the participation at ENTER2015

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 ENTER2015 in Lugano (Switzerland) from 3rd to 6th February 2015.
  • Return international economy flights to the nearest airport (Milan and/or Zurich) from the nearest major airport to the candidate’s university.
  • Four nights accommodation.
  • Return transfer from/to airport to city accommodation at the destination.
  • The non­‐cash prize is not transferable.
  • All flight and accommodation bookings will be made by the IFITT unless otherwise agreed in writing with candidates. Any changes to flight and accommodation bookings made by IFITT will need to be organised by the participants themselves; and any additional cost as a result of these changes will be borne by the participant.
  • Successful candidates are responsible for their own documentation, including visas, passports, travel/health insurance and the right to enter Switzerland and any other travel or like documentation required by the Successful candidate’s country and/or Swisslaws.
    IFITT, will provide documentation to support visa applications for successful candidates

Submission Procedure
Step 1:

Please download the PhD-­‐Workshop Author Advice as a style guide­‐for-­‐Research-­‐Proposals-­‐106.htm

Step 2:

Submit your proposal via email to Dr Alessandro Inversini ([email protected]). Please note: the submission should consist of ONE single PDF file. Time Schedule (*)


  • Submission Deadline:  September 1, 2014(*)
  • Initial feedback: 25th September, 2014(*)
  • Submit final revised proposal: 10th October, 2014(*)
  • Final acceptance:  30th October, 2014
  • PhD Workshop: 3rd February, 2015
  • ENTER Conference:  3rd–6th February, 2015(*)

Please note that submission deadlines differ from the one of  PhD workshop in order to facilitate the visa procedure

For More Information:

Download the Application Form and Guideline

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 IFITT ICT4D Scholarships




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