Less-Commonly Taught Language Professional Development Funds

Deadline: Friday, Nov. 10, 2023 by 11:59p.m.

Apply at: https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_51R5dp33EOTLI1M

Thanks to funding provided by the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL), a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education administered by the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII), the University of New Mexico (UNM) is able to award professional development funds to faculty teaching less-commonly taught foreign languages. Preference will be given to faculty teaching Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Quechua, Swahili, and Yucatec Maya. Faculty teaching other less-commonly taught foreign languages are also encouraged to apply. Funds are intended to support faculty participation in assessment (e.g., ACTFL) trainings and/or professional conferences related to language instruction and pedagogy that will strengthen less-commonly taught foreign language instruction at UNM. The LAII will be making 2-4 travel awards (up to $2,000/award) per year to be applied towards the following expenses:

 -Registration Fees
 -Ground Transportation
 -Per Diem

Please note that lodging and per diem expenses must not surpass the GSA rates (if domestic) or U.S. Department of State rates (if international). For international travel, airfare must be in compliance with the Fly America Act and travel information must be submitted for approval to the U.S. Department of Education at least 30 days in advance. To be able to fund more applicants, the full amount requested may not be awarded and all applicants are encouraged to seek additional funding.