IPA Student Awards/Travel Bursaries and Gösta Bruce Scholarships for ICPhS-2023

The International Phonetic Association is offering IPA Student Awards, Travel Bursaries and Gösta Bruce Scholarships for ICPhS 2023. The Gösta Bruce Scholarships are supported by donations to the Gösta Bruce Memorial Fund, which honors the previous IPA president. Details on eligibility, financial benefits and evaluation criteria are available below.

The application period is from April 1st to April 10th 2023. Awards will be announced by May 2nd, giving awardees time to register for the ICPhS in advance of the 5th May unique early-bird registration deadline (see https://www.icphs2023.org/ for details).

To apply for an Award, eligible members of the IPA should log in to the website with their membership details and fill in the application form here. Candidates should upload their paper, notification of acceptance and reviews. Awards will be made available to successful applicants in advance of the ICPhS on receipt of the relevant supporting documentation (further details of which will be provided to awardees).

Please note that if you are joining as a new member, it may take up to 2-3 days for your membership to be activated. Students should allow an additional 2-3 days for their student status to be approved.

The application is now closed.

Further details of the IPA's ICPhS support schemes


To support student and other eligible members as described below to present their research at ICPhS.

Types of Awards and Financial benefits

  1. Student Award: up to 40 awards for an amount of up to GBP600 towards costs of early-bird student member conference registration fee and accommodation.
  2. Travel Bursary and Gösta Bruce Scholarship - up to GBP600 towards travel costs to ICPhS. The IPA aims to support as many eligible members as possible within the budget allocated for Travel Bursaries and Gösta Bruce


IPA Student Awards and Gösta Bruce Scholarships are granted to student members of the Association who are first or sole author of a paper or poster.

Travel Bursaries are granted to Association members who are first or sole author of a
paper or poster from any of the following groups:
(i) student members,
(ii) unemployed members,
(iii) members under age 35,
(iv) members from countries where funding resources are limited.

Proof of student or other relevant status must be submitted with the application.

Eligible members can apply for either a Student Award or a Travel Bursary/Gösta Bruce Scholarship.


Information about the availability of, and mode of application for, these awards is provided by the IPA and the conference organizers.

Selection criteria

Papers of award applicants are reviewed by the IPA Committee on Conference Sponsorships and Student Awards. The highest scoring papers of student members from the Travel Bursary type of Awards will be selected for the Gösta Bruce Scholarships, with the stipulation that at least half of those scholarships will be awarded for research on prosody (and that first or sole authors of those papers are not previous Gösta Bruce Scholarship recipients). The remaining awards will be made based primarily on paper scores, but with additional attention to distribution to members from a variety of countries.

Committee on Conference Sponsorships and Student Awards: Patrice Beddor, John Esling, Jonathan Harrington, Katerina Nicolaidis (chair), Masaki Taniguchi.