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, the ESU and sponsoring teaching unions are seeking new and innovative research projects that can help inform their 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. Scholarships are provided by teaching unions in conjunction with the ESU and applicants must be a member of one of the sponsoring groups. The grants range from £1500 to £2500.

How to apply

We are now open for applications. The deadline for applications is 24th January 2018.

This year, the sponsoring teaching unions are The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT). Please see the resources section for further details.

To apply for our Walter Hines Page Scholarship you must be a member of one of the sponsoring unions. 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 and complete your research proposal in conjunction with these notes.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with a panel of representatives from the ESU and the sponsoring teaching Unions. 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.

Application form
Notes for applicants