IALLT K-12 Conference Grant

K-12 grant application deadline for IALLT 2019 conference: March 15, 2019

The IALLT K-12 Conference Grant is intended to encourage a greater exchange of ideas, best practices, and concerns among all levels of instruction.  The grant is for the express purpose of assisting worthy candidates from K-12 settings to attend the IALLT biennial conference and may not be put to any other use.

Grants with a maximum value of $500 each will be awarded.  The number of awards depends upon the number of applications and the availability of funds.  Qualifying expenses include travel to and registration at the conference; any remaining amount up to the maximum value awarded may then be applied towards conference accommodation.  It is preferred that payment be made against original invoices directly to the source; however, on presentation of original receipts IALLT may reimburse the individual recipient.

Eligibility

All current K-12 teachers of L2 languages and cultures with a demonstrated commitment to the use of instructional technology are eligible to apply.  Instructional and/or media specialists who support K-12 teaching of L2 languages and cultures are also eligible.

Process

Applicants should (1) complete the online grant application form, and (2) arrange for two letters of support from supervisors (department chairs, principals, etc.) or colleagues who are qualified to evaluate the applicant’s suitability for the grant.  Letters of recommendation are to reach the IALLT Secretary (secretary@iallt.org) by the application deadline.  Adjudication will be made by the IALLT Board or their nominees, and the results will be announced to applicants within one calendar month of the submission deadline.

Criteria

In a document of not more than 500 words, applicants must express their interest in attending the IALLT conference and outline their study and experience as it relates to the use of technology in the teaching of world languages.  These include, but may not be limited to, activities as developers, teachers, or administrators of technologies which are used to support the acquisition of second languages.  Applicants should demonstrate financial need in the form of a simple written statement.  Applicants must be members of IALLT or agree to become members by the date of the biennial conference.  Successful applicants will be invited to present at the IALLT conference and to submit an article to FLTMAG for publication consideration within six months of the conference.  The Board reserves the right to publicize the successful applicants’ names in appropriate publications.

Sources of Funding

IALLT will seek ongoing corporate support for these grants. Individuals (member or non-member of IALLT) are also encouraged to make donations towards the fund. IALLT is a registered tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization and, as such, donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.