TRAVEL/STUDY GRANTS DESCRIPTIONS
The grants listed below have been generously provided in the past. CLTA will include specific dates and possibly changed descriptions, as they become available from the governments. Those with an * are “on hold” or “in progress.”
Governments and other organizations generously offer a variety of travel/study grants to CLTA members. Travel abroad is generally during the summer. CLTA works closely with the granting entities, but occasionally the detailed information regarding location and dates of travel/study are not made available at the anticipated times, particularly when a consulate does not hear, or if a government is unsure, about whether or not a grant will be awarded. CLTA makes every effort to keep the information up-to-date, so keep checking the site if your desired grant deadline and information is not posted.
Unless otherwise indicated, December 7, 2019 is the due date for government and foundation grant applications to CLTA (Japan is due directly to the Japan Foundation December 1, 2018. See Japan Foundation grant description below.)
Responsibilities of the grantee:
• Transportation and related extra costs not specifically specified in the grant (CLTA urges applicants to apply for LangAbroD grants at the same time you apply for a grant)
• Awardees are expected to contact the governments as soon as they are awarded a grant, to ascertain all the particulars regarding their grant
• In all cases, CLTA asks that grant recipients share their experience, either by writing an article to be included on the CLTA website (Awardees may also consider submitting a proposal to share their experience as an interest session at the following CLTA Conference – If the proposal is accepted and the awardee presents, the required article for the newsletter will be waived if the awardee desires)
In the past CLTA has offered as many as six LangAbroD grants of up to $500 each (subject to change) to be used to defray travel expenses for members who wish to improve their fluency in the language they teach by visiting a country where that language is spoken. This year’s level of support has not yet been determined. The LangAbroad is a stand-alone grant or applicants for LangAbroD Grants may also apply for one of the government grants. The LangAbroD is funded from the CLTA general fund and depends on resources available from the current fiscal year. CLTA encourages teachers who apply for travel/study grants to apply for LangAbroD grants simultaneously. (Scholarship winners are not eligible for LangAbroD grants.) Click on title for requirements.
Centro Mundolengua is providing an AP Spanish language and culture program for teachers in Seville, as well as an AP Spanish literature program in Madrid. The scholarship recipient can choose whichever program he/she prefers. In these wonderful historic centers of Spain, teachers can learn about the latest teaching resources, integration of language skills, and AP program goals. These are the only programs for teachers in Spain endorsed by the College Board. Our main goal is to ensure that the recipient of this scholarship learns pertinent information to be brought back and shared with his/her students.
The Cemanahuac Educational Community has, for many years, offered scholarships to teachers via national, regional and several state language education organizations. A special workshop is given for language teachers and is a good time to enjoy interaction with other teachers from around the United States. However, it is not necessary that the recipient come at the time of this workshop; he or she can attend at any convenient time..
The emphasis at Cemanahuac is on improvement of Spanish language ability. The program also includes information about the rich culture and history of Mexico. Click on title for requirements.
The Cemenahuac grant has been approved and will be offered for two weeks in the summer of 2019.
Last year’s grant was for Salamanca, Spain and included tuition, full board accommodation on campus or with a host family (room sharing), transport to and from Madrid-Salamanca, and some extra-curricular activities. Cost of transportation to and from Spain and personal expenses are the responsibility of the recipient.
This travel/study grant allows a teacher to travel to Spain during the summer. Locations and times may vary each year. Click on title for requirements.
The Consulate is currently waiting for authorization to offer the grant.
The French government does not offer a CLTA grant this year.
Quebec has not yet approved the program for this year. CLTA stays in contact with the Consulate and will announce the grant here if and when it is reinstated.
The Goethe Institut offers only four grants for the four largest venues. As soon as CLTA becomes large enough, Goethe may consider our organization for a grant.
The Italian government grant is uncertain at this time. CLTA is in contact with the Italian Consulate. There have been few if any CLTA applicants in past years and we are working to find a way to offer scholarships to our members. If you teach Italian and we are able to offer a scholarship, please apply. This will be updated when/if a scholarship is offered.
Check with the Japan Foundation for Application deadline. All application are made directly with The Japan Foundation. The Japan Foundation Grant is provided by the Los Angeles Center of the Japan Foundation. This grant is for non-native speakers of Japanese in grades K-16 and enables the recipient to attend a Summer Intensive Japanese-Language Training Program in Japan. The goal of the grant is to improve proficiency in Japanese and to gain familiarity with Japanese culture through Japanese language classes, cultural programs, field trips, etc. The grant includes accommodations at the Institute, meals, a daily allowance, transportation allowance (for travel in Japan), a reference books and teaching materials allowance, expenses for field trips in Japan, and overseas travel sickness and accident insurance. Travel to and from Japan is not included. The Japan Foundation would like the candidate(s) to submit the Japan Foundation’s regular application (NOT the CLTA grant application) to their office by the regular deadline. Start the process early for this grant! Please be sure you will be able to fulfill the date requirements if you are awarded the grant.