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IES Language Instruction Travel Grants

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Application Deadline: March 14, 2022

IES Language Instruction Travel Grants are professional development grants intended to aid Cornell instructors of European languages in furthering their pedagogical and research goals.


This grant typically must be used within the academic year that it is received. Due to COVID-19 and current travel restrictions, reasonable extensions for the use of funds will be granted to awardees. 

Language Instruction Travel Grants are to be used for short-term travel in pursuit of professional development for language instructors. Valid uses of the grant include professional conferences, workshops, and independent research related to language instruction and course development. Preference will be given to those who have not received the grant in recent years or who have never received a LITG in the past.


Applicants must be currently employed with Cornell University as tenured, tenure-track, lecturers, or research associates engaged in the teaching of European languages at Cornell. Awards of $1,000 will be transferred to the awardee's individual research account within their department.


Proposals should include the following:

  • A description of the objectives, activities, beneficiaries, and impact (not to exceed 1,500 words)
  • A detailed budget with justification of expenses
  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant
  • If awarded a grant, faculty are required to register their trip with Cornell International Travel Registry*
*Cornell International Travel Registry system also incorporates the International Travel Advisory and Response Team (ITART) petition for travel to elevated-risk destinations. If your proposal includes travel to an elevated risk country, you are strongly encouraged to have a back-up plan for your project in the event that your ITART application is denied, or if the country to which you are traveling should become an elevated risk country subsequent to receiving your travel grant.

Contact IES with questions about this award.

Additional Information

Funding Type

  • Language Study Grant


  • Faculty