Families in Global Transition 2020 Conference

Embracing and Bridging Differences

Scholarship Submission Deadline September 15, 2019

Date and Location

FIGT is pleased to announce our 2020 Annual Conference #FIGT2020 will be held at the International School Bangkok (ISB) in Bangkok, Thailand on March 13-15, 2020.

Families in Global Transition is a welcoming forum for globally mobile individuals, families, and those working with them. We promote cross-sector connections for sharing research and developing best practices that support the growth, success and well-being of people crossing cultures around the world.


The David C Pollock Scholarship Fund pays tribute to the foundational international educator, minister, sociologist, and co-author of Third Culture Kids: Growing up Among Worlds, David C Pollock. David’s tireless support, vision and dedication to families in global transition impacted countless people in every corner of the globe. Building on Pollock’s legacy, FIGT aims to attract, involve and educate emerging, global-minded, intercultural souls. It is a place where research comes to life, and lived experiences are explained and valued.

The David C Pollock Scholarship therefore provides highly motivated individuals working or studying in the intercultural and transnational mobility fields the opportunity to attend the FIGT conference. In selection our guiding question is, "Who is missing at the FIGT table?" We are looking for a diverse field of applicants across our traditional sectors, (corporate, diplomatic, research, military, mission, arts and entrepreneurial) plus voices not well represented, such as those involved in immigration and refugee work, an increase in male voices, and participants from underrepresented parts of the globe.

Excellent Scholarship applicant profiles include:

  • researchers in the field of global mobility
  • budding entrepreneurs in fields contributing towards the needs of globally mobile families and individuals
  • service and educational providers/practitioners to global nomads and families
  • writers and thinkers with cross-cultural perspectives contributing to the expat community understanding and practice
  • artists and creatives who speak from and to a cross-cultural and mobile mindset

Pollock Scholarship applicants:

  • must be first time conference attendees
  • must commit to the full conference
  • must be willing to actively assist with the sale of tickets for our raffle/lucky draw, which funds the following year’s scholarship
  • must apply before September 15, 2019
  • will hear back by the end of October 2019

Pollock Scholarship recipients benefit through:

  • free conference registration - will attend the conference for free
  • a partial stipend to defray travel costs - will receive a small stipend for travel expenses
  • opportunity to contribute to individuals and families in transition and those who serve them
  • contacts, networks, ideas, resources, and friendships garnered at the FIGT Conference

Submission Deadline September 15, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: The online application form (below) must be filled out in one “sitting.” It does not allow you to save your submission part way through and complete it later, although you can move back and forth between questions as you work. We strongly recommend you type out and save your more detailed responses in a separate document before you begin. When you hit “submit” at the end of your application, you are finished and will receive a confirmation email. You can expect to receive a response from our Scholarship Committee by the end of October 2019.

Questions? Contact Judy Rickatson at admin@figt.org

Interested in speaking at the conference? Find out more.

Learn about the 2019 Scholars

Site Search:

Mailing address:
Families in Global Transition

C/o Campbell Rappold & Yurasits LLP
1033 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103


+1 (703) 634-7400
Skype: figt.administrator

© Families in Global Transition, Inc.