The Modern Language Association awards $3,000 grants every year to support the development of courses and other educational programs in English, languages, and related disciplines that build enrollments and revitalize student interest in the humanities. The grants seek to recognize interdisciplinary and collaborative projects that engage with questions of global, regional, or local significance; that have the potential to offer transformative experiences for learners; that foster lasting connections between individuals and their communities; and that draw on innovative and effective pedagogical practices.


Applicants must be current MLA members or be affiliated with a member department of MAPS (ADE or ALD). Full- and part-time faculty members and graduate student instructors are eligible to apply. Individual and joint proposals are welcome. For projects with multiple participants, all designated project leaders must meet the eligibility requirements. Applicants may only receive the grant once every three years.

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