The Chicago Language Center can help fund projects that enhance language learning!
University of Chicago Language Instructors can receive project funding in a number of ways:
Consortium Grants: Through membership with the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning, the University of Chicago is able to provide annual funding for projects promoting language teaching and learning. Approval for funding is determined in quarterly competitions evaluated by the local Consortium committee. Current committee members are Catherine Baumann (Chair), Nadine di Vito, Elena Bashir, Youquin Wang, and Kay Heikkinen. The grant proposal guidelines are downloadable here as a PDF or MS Word document.
Class Materials Funding: The CLC has matching funds to purchase supplementary or extracurricular materials for students use. (Please contact your department for primary teaching materials.) Funds are rather limited, so we ask that requests be relatively modest, not exceeding $250. Before applying for CLC matching funds, please read the following conditions:
Applicants must submit a short proposal describing the materials to be purchased and their intended use.
Applicants must obtain written consent from the chair of her/his department and the commitment of her/his department to cover 1/3 of the cost of the materials. The CLC will then fund the remaining 2/3 of the cost.
All materials purchased with CLC matching funds become the property of the CLC.
Special Event Sponsorship: The CLC has limited funding available for special projects, meetings, lectures, and other events and activities in connection to language teaching or learning. Please ask CLC staff for further details.