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Training for new deaf academics – applications for training awards and participation

30 April, 2015

We are looking for participants to take part in a training event for deaf academics, which will be held in Preston from 1-5 September 2015, coordinated by iSLanDS. Video clips are provided here if you want to see this information in British Sign Language or International Sign.


We have a number of £500 training awards for participants who also act as trainers. These trainers will each deliver a two-hour session on one of the following topics:

• developing your academic CV
• the world of publishing
• signing your academic text
• academic writing skills
• annotating data
• writing a project bid
• planning your research project
• statistics for sign language research
• from university to NGO
• linguistic diversity of sign languages

The training award covers the costs of attendance, travel and accommodation. If you would like to apply for a training award, please fill in the Training Award application form and send it to by Sunday 17 May. We also have British Sign Language and International Sign translations of the Training Award form.


If you are shortlisted, we will inform you by Wednesday 20 May and ask you to send PowerPoint slides and a short, signed introductory video by Sunday 31 May. We will let you know whether you have been selected to receive an award by Friday 5 June.

If you wish just to participate, without applying for a training award, the fee is £90 and covers tea/coffee and lunch. To attend as a participant, please fill in this General Participant application form and email it to Versions of this form are available in International Sign and British Sign Language as well.


To ask any questions about the iSLanDS Academic Training Programme, please email

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