$500-$1250 Stipends for High School and Community College Teachers of African Languages
Deadline: April 1, 2018 (Stipends will be awarded in a rolling basis starting January 15, 2017 until all funding has been used)
The African Studies Initiative at the Institute for Global Studies and CARLA are collaborating to offer $500-$1250 stipends for educators of African Languages (including Arabic and Portuguese) in order to attend a CARLA summer institute. Any K-14 educator who teaches an African language, including Arabic and Portuguese, is eligible to apply. Minneapolis/St Paul area educators are eligible for the $500 stipend. Educators taking an online course are eligible for the $500 stipend. Educators who travel more than 100 miles to attend a CARLA institute are eligible for the $1250 stipend. (Note: University of MN instructors are not eligible for this stipend; they may apply for the U of MN LCTL Teacher Scholarship listed above.)
- Fill out the Online Google Application Form
- Submit a one-page resume and a one-page letter of introduction in which you address how the stipend will aid your professional development and how the Summer Institute will aid your teaching of the African less commonly taught language. Please email the resume and letter of introduction to Deborah Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org or send to
Institute for Global Studies
University of Minnesota
214 Social Science Building
267-19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
You will be notified of your application status two weeks after you submit your application.
Please note: You will be required to register and pay for the institute ahead of time. The $500-$1250 stipends will be processed following the conclusion of the institute. Payment is typically received within 3-4 weeks.
Questions about the application process? Contact Deborah Jane or 612-624-7346
Questions about the CARLA summer institute program? Contact the CARLA office
Taking Action: Acting Locally Linking Globally
Are you a K-16 educator Interested in incorporating action into your course of study? Thinking about how to build empathy and understanding for local action in a global context? Wanting to relate civic engagement to global competencies? Wondering where to start? Join educators steeped in these areas for an immersive experience in preparing students to become active in their communities and world. Daily international lunches, field trips, related readings, and experiential activities included. Institute leads are Maddy Wegner of youthrive, Julie Bascom of Edina Schools, and Deborah Jane of the Institute for Global Studies. (There are a limited number of $750 stipends available for those educators attending this institute and interested in adapting their African related curriculum to include community action the following week, June 25-29, 2018 Taking Action Curriculum Development)
Taking Action Curriculum Development
The African Studies Initiative is pleased to announce a paid opportunity for experienced K-14 teachers working with African content who are attending the summer institute Taking Action: Acting Locally Linking GloballyJune 18-21, 2018. During the week following the summer institute, from June 25-29, those educators accepted to the program will work alongside other K-14 teachers and pre service teachers to develop African related curriculum linked with taking action.
- Professional Experience - develop curriculum on African content for Institute for Global Studies web resource page
- Teach - share your global perspectives and experiences
- Paid position: earn stipend of $750
- Must be a currently licensed teacher
- Must be eligible for employment
- Must develop curriculum with lesson plans linking African content and taking action
- Must be available from 9;00-4:30 from June 18-21 (must be registered for Taking Action: Acting Locally, Linking Globally summer institute) and June 25-29,2018 (during curriculum development institute).
Develop complete lessons and units containing African content and taking action steps which will be shared at Institute for Global Studies Educator Resources
Madagascar Study Tour
See Boston University program flyer here with information about available stipends for educators coming from Minority Serving Institutions.
See trip information here.