GALE Professional Development Scholarship

The newest incarnation of the site is here.

GALE invites GALE members without access to research funds to apply for a Professional Development Scholarship to attend a conference that GALE officially participants in. The number of scholarships available per year will depend upon the financial situation of GALE and in some cases the scholarship money will be divided between conferences.

The purpose of the scholarship is to support research in the field of gender awareness and to support GALE members without research funding.

A grant for up to 40,000 yen, depending upon the type of presentation to be given, will be made available to the successful applicant. 

The scholarsip is intended to help defray conference attendance expenses. In return, the successful applicant MUST give a presentation on a GALE related topic at the conference (under the content area of Gender in the case of JALT conferences)and commit to writing the following: an academic research article based on that presentation or a practical pedagogical article to be published in the next edition of the GALE Journal and Proceedings or in the GALE Newsletter.

 The placement of the scholar recipient’s article will be made after discussion with the applicant, the Publications Chair, and the Coordinators. 

The deadline for Journal letters of intent is annually on Dec. 15 and the deadline for the GALE Newsletter is several times a year. Please send enquires to:

Download the application form here, and submit it to

All application materials will be blind reviewed and, the recipient will be chosen by a panel of three designated GALE members.


JALT 2013 PanSIG Conference

Presentation Title:  Bringing gender issues into the language classroom

2013 Scholarship Recipient: Michele Steele

JALT 2009 PanSIG Conference

Presentation Title: Maria diets and Mr. Schmitt does overtime: Gender bias in textbooks for learners of Japanese

2009 Scholarship Recipient: Rachel Winter

Article: Published in GALE Journal 2010

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