IALLT K-12 Educator Conference Grants

Update: Available conference grant funds for IALLT 2023 are now exhausted.

The IALLT K-12 Educator Conference Attendance Grants are 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 toward conference accommodation and reimbursed after the conference. Receipts must be provided. Alternatively, the grant may be directly applied toward conference registration.


All current K-12 teachers of world 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 world languages and cultures are also eligible.


Applicants should (1) complete the online grant application form, and (2) arrange for a letter of support from a supervisor (department chair, principal, etc.) or colleague who is qualified to evaluate the applicant’s suitability for the grant. The letter of recommendation should be sent to the IALLT Secretary by the same specified deadline as the application. 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.


In a document of not more than 500 words, applicants must express their interest in attending the IALLT conference and outline their 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 world 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 and are expected to attend all days of the main conference. Prior recipients are eligible to apply in subsequent years, but priority will be given to first-time applicants. 

Successful applicants will be invited to present at the IALLT conference and to submit an article to The FLTMAG for publication consideration. 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 toward 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.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2023 and continue until available funds are exhausted.

Applications now closed