Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for teachers

Walter Hines Page Scholarship

The English-Speaking Union’s Walter Hines Page scholarships enable UK teaching professionals to travel to the USA to research and exchange educational ideas in the field of communication. Through the Page scholarships, we seek new and innovative research projects that can help inform our work in the field of oracy and communication.

Page Scholars travel to the US to study an aspect of education in which they are interested and which aligns with the ESU’s work. Thus, research proposals should outline a communications dimension to the project, and suggest how it might tie into the ESU’s interests in the field of oracy.

Each scholarship helps cover the cost of international and domestic travel, and in-country living expenses. The scholarships are sponsored by the ESU and NASUWT, and the ESU is also pleased to be able to make one scholarship available to members of the Chartered College of Teaching. These organisations work closely together to ensure the research produced is beneficial to the wider profession and can be disseminated as extensively as possible. The grants range from £2000 to £2500, and applicants must be a member of either the ESU, NASUWT or Chartered College of Teaching.

How to apply

Applications for the 2018/19 academic year are now open!

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 23 January 2019

To apply for our Walter Hines Page Scholarship you must be a member of one of the associated organisations: the ESU, NASUWT or the Chartered College of Teaching. Candidates are expected to complete an application form, submit a detailed research proposal and provide a reference. Please refer to the Notes for Applicants below for more information, as well as details of where to send completed applications.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with a panel of representatives from the ESU, NASWUT and Chartered College on 25th April 2019. If successful, Page scholars can travel anytime within the following academic year.

ESU Scotland also welcome applications for Page scholarships, offered in conjunction with EIS. Please see here for more information about this opportunity.


number of uk teaching professionals who undertook research tours across the US in 2015 on our scholarships


Our notes for applicants contain information on how to apply for both scholarships, when teachers can take up their scholarship and what makes a strong application.

Notes for applicants
Scholar's report 2018 - Ruth Morris
Scholar's report 2018 - Luke Forbes
Application Form