The Language Institute is pleased to announce a small grants program to defray or fully cover the cost of participating in a Spring-Summer 2023 workshop or institute focused on language teaching and learning. Grant recipients will be expected to share what they learned at the workshop with their home program and/or the broader community.
GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE
The deadline was Friday, March 3, 2023
The workshop or institute must take place between January 1, 2023 and August 31, 2023.
ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF AWARDS
The Language Institute anticipates being able to make a small number of awards of up to $500.
Applicants must be Teaching Assistants (teaching a language course) and/or graduate students in good standing enrolled in a UW-Madison graduate program in one of the following departments:
- African Cultural Studies
- Asian Languages and Cultures
- Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
- French & Italian
- German, Nordic, and Slavic+
- Language Sciences
- Second Language Acquisition
- Spanish & Portuguese
Students do not have to be teaching a language course this semester to be eligible for the grant.
ELIGIBLE WORKSHOPS AND SUMMER INSTITUTES
There are many online workshops and institutes for language instructors offered through different institutions and professional organizations such as the CARLA Institutes for Language Teachers.
Check with Jana Martin if you’re not sure if a workshop or institute that you’re interested in would qualify for this grant program.
This grant is intended to cover the cost of registration for workshops or institutes focused on language teaching and learning. The grant is not intended for conference registration or membership fees in professional organizations.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee as soon as possible after the application deadline. The committee will consider the following in reviewing applications and making decisions on awards:
- Need for support, with priority consideration given to applications from graduate students who do not have access to other sources of funding that they could use to participate in a workshop or institute for language instructors
- Potential for impact on the student’s teaching and professional development
- Plan for sharing experiences at the workshop with others
- Fit of the focus of the online workshop or institute with the purpose of the grant
- Overall quality of the application
Questions about this Language Institute grant? Contact Jana Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org, (608) 890-4585.
Funding for this grant program is from the International Division and the Language Institute.
2023 Grant Recipients
Patricia Elisabeth Haberkorn, Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+ and the Second Language Acquisition PhD Program, to participate in the University of Michigan Online Certificate in Disability Inclusion and Accessible Design workshop
Martina Giuliano, Department of French and Italian, to participate in the CARLA online institute, Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom
Nick Ott, Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+, to participate in the CARLA online institute, Language and Culture in Sync: Teaching Linguistic Politeness and Intercultural Awareness
Cassandra Winkelman, Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+, to participate in the CARLA online institute, Language and Culture in Sync: Teaching Linguistic Politeness and Intercultural Awareness