The International Federation for IT in Travel and Tourism (IFITT) will fund young talents coming from developing/emerging countries to participate in the ENTER2020 PhD Workshop and ENTER2020 eTourism Conference in Guildford UK, 7 -10 January 2020.
Under the IFITT Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) Scholarship, student researchers will 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 ENTER2020 eTourism Conference.
The scholarship consists of an assignment of a tutor, a non-cash prize for participation at ENTER2020 eTourism Conference (comprising of return travel from home country to Guildford, UK, accommodation, and conference fee) and free IFITT membership for one year.
For further queries, please contact Dr Jason Stienmetz ([email protected])
Submission guidelines are similar to the one of ENTER2020 PhD workshop.
The submission must include a research proposal with a maximum length of seven (7) pages (A4) plus a Curriculum Vitae and evidences of PhD enrolment. The submission document should include the following headings:
Page 1: Motivation Letter
Page 2-6: Research Outline
Page 7: Local development
Page 8+: Curriculum Vitae and evidences of PhD enrolment and/or university contract (no page limit)
Please refer to the eligibility criteria section to verify if your university falls into this category. Also, in your submission, please indicate your progress toward completion of the thesis (e.g., thinking about it, just beginning the process, completed proposal, etc.).
Step 1: Please download the PhD-Workshop Author Advice as a style guide for your research proposal.
Please note: the submission should consist of ONE single file.
Step 2: Submit your proposal via Easy Chair [Please Select “PhD Workshop” track].
Each submission will undergo a review process. Applicants will be notified about the review outcome, along with recommendation to improve the proposal before the workshop. Accepted proposals will be made available as e-book to workshop participants before the PhD Workshop and published on the IFITT website. Participants are required to prepare a short oral (or video) presentation as well as a poster presentation. Posters will be displayed during the workshop as well as throughout the entire ENTER conference. The best research proposals will receive awards and will be recognized at the main conference event!
Submission Deadline: 22 August 2019
Initial feedback: 15 September 2019
Submit final revised proposal: 30 September 2019
Final acceptance: 10 October 2019
PhD Workshop: January 7, 2020
ENTER2020 Conference: January 8-10, 2020
The non-cash prize consists of:
Please note that 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 organized 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 the UK and any other travel or like documentation required by the successful candidate’s country and/or UK’s laws. IFITT, will provide documentation to support visa applications for successful candidates. IFITT and ENTER2020 organizers will not be held liable for any loss, damage or injury that results directly or indirectly from a candidate taking part in any aspect of the non-cash prize. Where relevant, successful candidates agree that they take full responsibility for any activities engaged in while travelling and engaging in the non-cash prize.
Low-Income Economies ($1,005 or less)
|Burkina Faso||Korea, Dem. People’s Rep.||South Sudan|
|Burundi||Liberia||Syrian Arab Republic|
|Central African Republic||Madagascar||Tajikistan|
|Congo, Dem. Rep||Mali||Togo|
Also Eligible Countries:
|Bangladesh||Kenya||São Tomé and Principe|
|Bolivia||Kyrgyz Republic||Solomon Islands|
|Cabo Verde||Lao PDR||Sudan|
|Comoros||Micronesia, Fed. Sts.||Tunisia|
|Egypt, Arab Rep.||Myanmar||Vietnam|
|El Salvador||Nicaragua||West Bank and Gaza|
|India||Papua New Guinea|
|Belarus||Iran, Islamic Rep.||Russian Federation|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Jamaica||Serbia|
|China||Lebanon||St. Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Costa Rica||Macedonia, FYR||Thailand|
|Dominican Republic||Marshall Islands||Turkmenistan|