Do you have a creative teaching idea, but need some financial support to get it going? The Washington Association for Language Teaching encourages and supports professional growth in these areas and more through a variety of grant opportunities.
There are currently three WAFLT grants available:
WAFLT Mini Grant: For proposals to support teaching ideas up to $750. Describe your project; submit a budget and your curriculum vitae. Explain the educational need to be met and how you plan to meet this need. (This grant MAY be used to pay fees for a teacher's class to take the STAMP assessment.) Up to three grants will be awarded. This grant may NOT be used for purchase of texts covered by district funds, your salary while working on the project, personal travel expenses, reimbursement of regular school personnel or reimbursement for time spent developing the project.
Career Development Grant: Intended to encourage and support teachers with three to ten years of teaching experience who intend to make teaching a career. It is intended to further professional development. As such, it may be used for degree programs, travel, foreign-study programs, or books and materials. Describe the project and future goals in language education. Submit a budget and timeline. Include your up-to-date curriculum vitae. Two supporting letters of recommendation should address your initiative and creativity. Total grant shall not exceed $750.
Keith Crosbie Professional Growth Grant: Earmarked to encourage and support the career teacher with ten plus years of experience who is seeking professional growth resulting in a more creative and satisfying career in foreign language education. The scholarship will not exceed $1000. Describe your project and future goals in world language education. Submit a budget and timeline. Your up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume is also required. Two supporting letters of recommendation should address your initiative and creativity.
To be eligible, you must be a current WAFLT member, and you must have been a member for at least the last three consecutive years. If you received a grant last year, you must wait at least one calendar year before applying for another to give others an opportunity.
The deadline for submitting applications is April 15, 2013 and applicants will be notified by May 31, 2013.
For full details go to http://www.waflt.net/grantsawards.html