Modern Languages Fund
The Modern Languages Fund was established in 1984 by Betty and David A. Jones to encourage foreign language study at the University of Louisville, chiefly through making it more affordable to study abroad. By subvening the costs of overseas travel and residency, the endowment has helped over a thousand students gain international experience that otherwise would have been difficult or impossible. It has also provided funding for faculty travel and various other enhancements of the Department’s language programs.
The deadline for this year’s MLF applications is October 14, 2016 at 3:30 PM. Application forms are available for download from this site, or you can obtain a paper copy of the form in the Bingham Humanities Building, Room 332.
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 30 days of their return.