Joris De Roy Memorial Travel Grant

BELTA Travel GrantsJoris De Roy Memorial Travel Grant

General Guidelines
(value €600)

During the raffle at the end of BELTA Day, we give away a €600 TRAVEL GRANT to attend the IATEFL Conference. The IATEFL Conference is usually scheduled for March or April every year. If you are a BELTA member and attend BELTA Day, you can enter to win.

The winner will be announced during the raffle AND must be present to win. If someone enters but is not present, a second name will be drawn. BELTA will continue to draw names until a winner who is present is identified. Also, an alternate name will be pulled in case the original winner is unable to fulfill the requirements.

How does the TRAVEL GRANT work?

  • YOU ACKNOWLEDGE that you are an active BELTA member at the time of the drawing and you will be an active member of IATEFL by the time of the conference. NOTE: Because you are an active member of BELTA, you can sign up for a reduced IATEFL membership fee of only £22.
  • YOU AGREE to be available to travel during the conference. If the conference is held while school is in session, you will need to secure permission from your school.
  • YOU AGREE to use the TRAVEL GRANT for any expenses you incur EXCEPT membership in IATEFL. You can use the money for the registration fee (including attendance at a PCE), travel and accommodation expenses and food expenses. You can even use the money to purchase books and other materials from the publishers present in the EXHIBITION HALL during the conference. This means that you will have to pay your expenses up front and the €600 TRAVEL GRANT will be used to pay back these expenses. If you work in a school or an organization that is willing to cover your expenses, you can use the money to pay back your school. You cannot, legally, accept travel expenses from both your school and BELTA to cover the same expenses.
  • YOU AGREE to attend the conference. The conference occurs over 4 days (or 5 days if you want to attend a PCE); you can attend the complete run of the conference or just a day or two – it’s your choice. When you are at the conference, you can print out a CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE/PARTICIPATION. Upon your return to Belgium, scan the certificate and send it to Once we have a copy of your certificate, will deposit the €600 TRAVEL GRANT in your bank account. Therefore, there is no need to keep copies of your receipts.
  • YOU AGREE that within two weeks after the conference you will write a blog post about the conference. Your blog post will appear in the PDA section of the BELTA website.
  • YOU AGREE to participate at the following BELTA Day to discuss your experiences at the IATEFL Conference. This may include a recorded video and/or talking with other delegates at the BELTA Table in the Exhibition Hall.