IPA News

19 Apr 2020

The IPA now publishes accounts annually, separately from the Treasurer's reports (which normally appear at four-yearly intervals in ICPhS years). The accounts to 31 December 2019 are available at
Or to see all accounts and reports, choose About and then Officers' and Committee Reports.

29 Mar 2020

For the foreseeable future, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the IPA is suspending its examinations. This means that both examinations scheduled for 2020 are now cancelled.

Please watch this website for further information.

14 Mar 2020

The IPA is co-sponsoring the 1st International Conference on Tone and Intonation (TAI), to be held in Sonderborg, Denmark, 16-20 August 2020. IPA is offering up to five Awards. Applicants for these Awards must be (1) sole author or first and presenting author of an oral or poster presentation accepted by TAI, and (2) an eligible student member of the IPA: student member, unemployed member, member under age 35, or member from a low-income-level country. Applicants may join the IPA at the time of application, as long as the membership can be confirmed before an Award is made.

To apply for an Award, eligible members of the IPA should send to the Secretary (Gerry Docherty, secretary@internationalphoneticassociation.org) and to the Chair of the Conference Sponsorships and Student Awards Committee (Katerina Nicolaidis, knicol@enl.auth.gr) an email that states their name, current academic affiliation (if any), how they are eligible for an Award (student member, or other eligible category), and for student members, the name and email address of an academic supervisor. The email should be accompanied by the abstract that has been accepted for oral or poster presentation at TAI and by the confirmation of acceptance from the conference organizers. The deadline for applications is June 3, 2020. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Sponsorships and Student Awards Committee and decisions will be made by June 18, 2020. For student members, the Award will cover the student early registration fee. For other eligible members, the Award will cover part of the regular early registration fee.

24 Jul 2019

The IPA announces 49 student members receiving IPA Student Awards/Travel Bursaries and Gösta Bruce Scholarships for participation in ICPhS-2019. Following paper evaluation, 49 papers were selected from a total of 144 applications. The four highest scoring papers were selected for the Gösta Bruce Scholarships (two papers on
prosody and two on other areas of phonetics).

The 4 awardees for the Gösta Bruce Scholarships are: Josh Clothier, Quentin Qin, Jungyun Seo, Katharina Zahner. Congratulations!

The 45 awardees for the IPA Student Awards/Travel Bursaries are: Sarah Babinski, Marton Bartok, Emanuela Buizza, Yaminah Carter, Ja Young Choi, Jenna Conklin, Meike (Marria) de Boer, Alexis Dehais Underdown, Marie Dokovova, Marita Everhardt, Jiayin Gao, Helen Gent, Lindsey Graham, Sarah Harper, Ane Icardo Isasa, Hyunjung Joo, Jiseung Kim, Boram Kim, Jungah Lee, Jiyoung Lee, Eleanor Lewis, Sarah Li, Katherine Marcoux, Michael McAuliffe, Philipp Meer, Marie-Anne Morand, Sejin Oh, Skye Onosson, Rosamund Oxbury, Joshua Penney, Louise Ratko, Antoin Eoin Rodgers, Na-Young Ryu, Mitko Sabev, Terri Scott, Kaylin Smith, Jeremy Steffman, Alyssa Strickler, Lisa Sullivan, James Tanner, Jia Tian, Aurora Troncoso-Ruiz, Mengzhu Yan, Sun Yan, Muye Zhang. Congratulations!

The IPA Student Awards cover the congress registration fee and housing. The Gösta Bruce Scholarships and Travel Bursaries cover travel costs to ICPhS. The Gösta Bruce Scholarships are funded by the Gösta Bruce Memorial Fund, which honors the previous IPA president. Many thanks to all who have donated to the Fund.

19 Jul 2019


IPA acknowledges that members may have primary carer responsibilities that may limit their access to opportunities for conference attendance, and as such is offering up to five GBP300 awards to support this.

The IPA Primary Carer Support Scheme aims to support members with primary carer responsibilities to present their work at significant national or international conferences, workshops, or symposia relevant to their careers. Each award is for a maximum of GBP300 and can be used to contribute to:

  • flights/travel for the dependent and an additional carer to accompany the applicant interstate or overseas;
  • dependent carer services in the location of the conference, workshop, symposium or fieldwork site;
  • alternative carer services in the primary carer’s home base.


(a) The applicant must be a member of the IPA and must be financial with their membership fees for at least six months at the time of application.
(b) The paper must have been accepted for presentation at ICPhS (either as an oral presentation or a poster).
(c) The applicant must be the first named author of the paper/abstract (principal investigator of the work).
(d) Applicants already in receipt of an ICPhS 2019 IPA Student Award are not eligible for this scheme. Applicants who are in receipt of a Primary Carer Award through the similar scheme being run by the Australasian Speech Science & Technology Association will not be eligible for an award under the IPA scheme.


Applicants will be required to provide the following detailed rationale for their application (on no more than one page):

  1. nature of participation in the conference
  2. justification of application for carer support in view of usual and extraordinary caring arrangements and detailing why particular costs are necessary. Describe, where appropriate, why alternative, less expensive options are not available, including care by other family members;
  3. budget and budget justification.

Applicants should also send proof of ICPhS registration.

A small ad hoc committee of three IPA Council members will be convened to consider applications and to select the awardees. Information submitted by applicants will be used by members of the selection panel in strictest confidence.

To apply, please email a copy of your paper, your confirmation of registration, and your case for support to the IPA secretary (secretary@internationalphoneticassociation.org) by 28th July 2019.