Modern Languages Fund



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The Modern Languages Fund was established in 1984 by Betty and David A. Jones to enhance foreign language learning at the University of Louisville. By subsidizing overseas travel and residency in locations where students will benefit from total immersion in the language they are studying, the endowment has helped over a thousand of our Department's majors, minors and MA students graduate with superior foreign language skills. It has also provided funding for faculty travel and various other enhancements of the Department’s language programs.

We are now accepting applications for projects to be completed in Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020. Forms are available on this web page as well as in paper form on the door of 332 Bingham Humanities.

Awards are announced in February, with funds distributed on July 15.  An award must be used by the following June 30, and only for the project described in the application.  We welcome applications from undergraduates who will have completed the equivalent of 12 hours of study in the target language by the time the project begins; from graduate students in the Department of Classical and Modern languages; and from full-time department faculty.

Students traveling abroad must contact the University of Louisville International Center in Brodschi Hall well before departure to arrange for special overseas course enrollment status, because MLF funding cannot be used by or disbursed to unenrolled students.

Please also note that if you have other funds in your U of L account, an MLF award could result in a so-called "over-award," which will require that you make special arrangements with the Financial Aid Office.

All MLF recipients must file a report on their project within 14 days of their return.