Earn a stipend for teachers of African less commonly taught languages

The African Studies Initiative at the Institute for Global Studies/University of Minnesota  and CARLA are collaborating to offer a limited number of $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.)

The full line-up of institutes can be found on the CARLA summer institute website.

To apply:

  1. Fill out the Online Application Form
  2. 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 outreach@umn.edu or send to

Deborah Jane
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.