Designed both to support Spanish teachers who would benefit from spending time in a Spanish-speaking country and to foster collaboration between St. Lawrence University and area schools, the fellowship identifies outstanding North Country teachers of Spanish, assists their professional development, and creates links between the Spanish program at St. Lawrence and the teachers’ schools. Teachers from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton and St. Lawrence Counties may apply. The donor of this fellowship is Rita Goldberg, an emerita professor of Spanish at St Lawrence.
The 2014 fellowship grant amount will be approximately $4,000.00. Certain uses of these funds may be tax free, but applicants should consult with their tax advisors about the tax implications of the grant.
This award may not be held concurrently with any other major teacher grant such as those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Terms of the Award
The teacher selected will:
- Spend at least one month, preferably during the summer, in a Spanish-speaking country enrolled in an academic program or doing research and gathering course materials.
- In collaboration with St. Lawrence University Modern Languages Department faculty, develop a plan for collaborating with the Spanish program (presentations to Spanish classes, sharing materials, supervising research, inviting students to visit high school classes, acting as a mentor for students considering teaching careers, etc.).
- Submit a report on the experience to the departmental representative within six weeks of returning to the United States.
- Submit an expense report to the Business Office within two weeks of returning home.
Candidates for this fellowship should:
- Be full-time teachers of Spanish in a public or private school in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton or St. Lawrence County. (Half time or less teaching another language is acceptable as long as the candidate is a full-time language teacher.)
- Have a minimum of five years experience teaching Spanish.
- Have a contract as a Spanish teacher for the following academic year
Your application should include the following items:
- A completed grant application form (click here to download the form)
- A copy of your curriculum vitae (maximum three pages)
- A one-page explanation of why you are applying for the grant
- A one-page description of your project
- A detailed budget for the travel and activities to be supported
- A letter from your supervisor, your principal, or the superintendent of your district. This letter should:
- Certify that you are currently on the staff of the school and are expected to teach there in the 2013-2014 academic year
- State how long you have been at the school and indicate the year in which you were granted tenure
- Describe how your teaching is likely to benefit from the fellowship
The deadline for this application is May First, 2014. Send all application materials to:
Prof. Marina Llorente
Spanish Teacher Fellowship
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY 13617
If you need additional information you may contact the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, by phone (315-229-5160), email: firstname.lastname@example.org : or mail: St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617.