Language Learning Grant

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The pandemic has caused many of IU’s rich foreign language offerings to convert to a fully virtual mode of instruction. We encourage faculty on all campuses who are interested in improving their foreign language competency to consult with the appropriate IU language coordinator or department chair to see if there may be course offerings that would help them meet their goals. Your IU employee tuition benefit will typically cover the majority of expenses. OVPIA may be able to cover the difference in cases where remaining expenses present an impediment to enrollment.


Tenured and tenure-track faculty at one of the following IU campuses:

  • IU Bloomington
  • IU East
  • IU Kokomo
  • IU Northwest
  • IU Southeast
  • IU South Bend

Spring and summer awards are expressly contingent upon the recipient continuing employment at IU the following academic year.

Recommendation criteria

  • Relevance of the proposed language study in terms of applicant’s research and teaching goals
  • Quality of the proposed language program, including a clearly stated plan of operation
  • Feasibility of the language training within the stated timeframe and budget

A final report of activities and expenditures of the grant activities will be required upon completion of the grant period.

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