LAK Conference Scholarship

Brief Description of the Scholarship:

The purpose of the SoLAR Conference Scholarship is to support individuals in the field of learning analytics who live and work in regions of the world that are underrepresented at LAK to attend the conference. To increase the diversity of the Society’s membership, we propose soliciting applications for conference scholarships to be awarded to successful applicants.

The scholarship covers the following expenses:

  • Full registration for the conference including attendance to the conference dinner.
  • Pre-conference workshops/tutorials. Up to a maximum of one full-day workshop per day or a total of 3 half-day workshops over the two days. Pre-registration for pre-conference events is required.
  • 5 nights accommodation during the event (budget will be set by SoLAR & accommodation options will be provided).
  • Complimentary one-year membership for SoLAR

The scholarship does not cover expenses derived from travelling to the conference venue. The scholarship is a one-time award and by accepting it, successful applicants will no longer be eligible to apply for future SoLAR Scholarships.

Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria:

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Are able to and will attend the full conference.
  • Have submitted a document to any of the conference categories (full or short research paper, practitioner report, workshop, or poster/demo).
  • Are willing to write a short summary about their experience at LAK for SoLAR if requested.
  • Have not attended the conference previously and have limited or no opportunities to do so.
  • Have not previously received any SoLAR scholarship or grant.
  • Are living/studying/employed in a country underrepresented at LAK.

Submission Instructions:

The application process is now open and will close on November 1 at 23:59 GMT-12 (AOE Timezone). All parts of the application must be received by this deadline. Any submissions received after 23:59 GMT - 12 (AOE Timezone) will not be reviewed. There are two steps to the application process:

  1. To apply, fill out the application found here:
  2. Have a supervisor/advisor submit a letter of support including a statement that the applicant complies with the selection criteria. Submit letters of support to

Review Process:

The applications will be reviewed by, the Inclusion Working Group, sub-committee of the SoLAR Executive. The applicants will be selected on the basis of demonstrated need and the quality of the application.

Successful applicants will be notified no later than January 15, 2020.


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