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Funding: Professional Development for Summer 2011 and Autumn 2011, Center for the Study of Languages, Application Deadline May 6

A message from our friends in the Center for the Study of Languages:
CSL Funds for Professional Development for Summer 2011 and Autumn 2011

Funding will again be available to support professional development for faculty or graduate student language instructors who would like to pursue training in language teaching, assessment, and/or technology over the summer or in the fall. In some instances, it may also be possible to support conference travel related to language pedagogy. These funds are available from the general CSL budget for the support of our language faculty at the university.
At present, we would like to solicit proposals from those of you who would like to take advantage of Summer 2011 or Autumn 2011 programs, i.e., any programs, conferences, workshops, or other events through the end of the calendar year 2011. If you would like to apply, please send a cover letter describing your professional, linguistic, and scholarly interests and how the proposed program or travel fits in with your overall academic plans or career goals to <>. Please provide a description of the program and a proposed budget.
Applications should be turned in no later than Friday, May 6, 2011. Proposals will be considered by the Advisory Council to the CSL and awards will be announced by the end of May.
For advance planning, we will also do another announcement in the fall for Winter and Spring 2012 professional development.
For those of you looking for sample programs, here are some suggestions from previous summers:
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview training (4-day workshops)
CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition)
CLEAR (Center for Language Education and Research)
CALPER (Center for Advanced Language Proficiency and Research)
NCLRC (National Capital Language Resource Center)
SALRC (The South Asia Language Resource Center) also has a nice selection of links for programs:
Please let the CSL know if you have any questions. We hope many of you will have ideas for taking advantage of this opportunity for professional development.
All the best,
Steven Clancy
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GEEO Summer Travel Programs for Educators

Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that runs summer professional development travel programs designed for teachers.

GEEO is offering 13 different travel programs for the summer of 2011: India/Nepal, China, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey/Syria/Jordan/Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa/Mozambique/Zimbabwe/Botswana,Morocco, Argentina/Uruguay/Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala/Belize/Mexico.

Educators have the option to earn graduate school credit (3 credits through Indiana University) andprofessional development credit while seeing the world.  The trips are 8 to 23 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. GEEO also advises teachers on how to find funding to subsidize the cost of the trips. GEEO provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and University educators and administrators, as well as retired educators. Educators are also permitted to bring along a non-educator guest.

Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at GEEO can also be reached 7 days a week, toll free at 1-877-600-0105 between9AM-9PM EST. To sign-up for GEEO’s listserv, please send an email to with the subject line “subscribe.” To follow us on facebook click here and then click the “like” button.

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Travel Grant Competition, Center for the Study of Languages, UChicago, Deadline October 29

A message from our friends at the Center for the Study of Languages at the University of Chicago:

Dear CSL Community,

I hope you’re all off to a good start this quarter.

The CSL has funds available to support language faculty professional development, including workshop and conference participation. We will run a competition for small support grants during each quarter this year. If you have a trip for this quarter or early winter, please submit an application to Steven Clancy by October 29, 2010. Applications should consist of a cover letter describing the nature of your travel and how it supports your professional and academic work and a proposed budget for the trip, including how much support you are seeking and whether or not there are other sources of funding to offset your costs. Please also include any relevant links, brochures, or description of the conference or workshop you plan to attend. You may also turn in hard copy applications at the CSL. The grants competition is open to all language instructors, both language faculty and graduate student instructors.

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