Award Applications


The Richard B. and Constance L. Lewis Educational Fund

The Richard B. and Constance L. Lewis Spanish Education Fund Committee invites faculty of Spanish from the Department of Classical and Modern Languages to submit applications for awards. Only $1,000 will be awarded every year for the whole Spanish section ($500 each semester). The awards are intended to assist with the purchase of materials for use in the classroom or study areas that will assist in expanding the students' knowledge and interest in Hispanic subjects, or to underwrite the cost of guest instructors or lecturers brought to campus for the purpose of promoting a better understanding of Hispanic culture, politics and/or business. 



  • Complete the Richard B. & Constance L. Lewis Educational Award application 
  • Submit any supporting documentation 
  • Complete and submit a budget  (Please download and complete the budget form then upload it to the application).


  • Submit a 250-500 word report within 30 days of the project's completion.  Please email your report to Blanca Ruiz at

The Richard B. & Constance Educational Fund Application 

Modern Language Fund 

The Modern Languages Fund (MLF) was established by Betty and David A. Jones to enhance foreign language learning at the University of Louisville. Classical and Modern Languages faculty are invited to apply for subsidies of projects that help them maintain competence in their principal foreign language teaching area, or to develop or improve competence in another.

A small portion of the annual MLF budget is reserved for on‐campus program enhancements such as foreign film series, language club activities, and language and culture festivals. In the case of campus visitors (speakers, artists, native informants), in view of the costs associated with travel and lodging and the limited funds for program enhancements, such projects will have to draw on multiple sources. In the case of materials, equipment and services, applications must explain exactly how these will be used and by whom. Applications for program enhancements must be as detailed as any other MLF application and must be made by the regular application deadline since “emergency funds” are no longer available.



  • Complete the Modern Languages Fund Award application
  • Complete and submit a budget (Please download and complete the budget form then upload it to the application)


  • BEFORE TRAVELING: Book your airfare and lodging through Concur/Anthony Travel to book their airfare and hotel.  Airfare booked on personal credit cards cannot be reimbursed.
  • BEFORE TRAVELING: If you receive funding, complete the Provost International Travel paperwork and submit it to the Department of UBM at least 20 workdays prior to your departure. For more information, go to the International Travel page
  • AFTER TRAVELING: Submit a report describing what was accomplished and the benefits that were derived from your trip to Blanca Ruiz at within 30 days of your project's completion. 
  • AFTER TRAVELING: Work with UBM to file an Expense Report through PeopleSoft within 30 days of of your project's completion. (Please note that awards are granted as reimbursements and faculty members must present all original receipts). 
Modern Languages Fund Application