Professional Development Awards for UT Foreign Language Instructors

The Texas Language Center offers professional development awards to UT-Austin language-teaching instructors to enhance language classes taught at the University. These mini-grants are specifically for practicing instructors of languages—at any rank.  Recipients are asked to present the impact of the grant to language-teaching faculty and students at one of the TLC's monthly Language Matters talks. Preference will be given to projects that will have immediate measureable impact on students in UT language courses. Grant awards will range from $500 to $1500, depending on the scope of the proposed project.

Proposals are accepted through the beginning of the calendar year and awards are available for use at any time during the period March 1 - August 31 of the award year.

Please note that we are no longer able to compensate for your time. Award funds must be paid out as reimbursements for receipts presented. Receipts may be for purchases related to your research or projects. For example, books and materials, fees for professional conferences or workshops, museum admissions, professional organization memberships and travel expenses (meals, lodging, gas, flights, etc.) that have associated RTAs and are presented within 60 days. We are able to pay someone who is not on the UT payroll (so no faculty, student worker or other staff person) who does freelance work for you, such as a transcriber, video editor, and so on, who presents us with a receipt indicating pay rate and hours spent on the project (up to the amount approved).

Use the submission form to submit your proposal. Proposals will be accepted through January 31.

For more information, please contact the Texas Language Center at (512) 471-6574.