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SSTESOL Research Grant

February 3rd, 2015

SSTESOL Research Award

Due Date: Feb 16th, 2017

Purpose: To support graduate studies in the field of TESOL, Bilingual Education, or related fields.

Who’s Eligible: All current Sunshine State TESOL members who are enrolled in a TESOL, TEFL, Linguistics, or related graduate program at an accredited institution in the state of FL and who are currently completing a master’s or doctoral thesis or a substantial research paper relevant to the fields of ESL, EFL, Applied linguistics, or a related field.

Award: One award of $500.

Guidelines & Criteria: Applications are evaluated in terms of (a) reasons for pursuing graduate studies in the field, (b) stage of program completion and (c) financial need. Preference is given to students who are within one year of program completion.

To Apply: Submit the following online at a) a two-page (maximum) letter of application including, an explanation of your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in ESL/EFL/applied linguistics or a related field, expected completion date, and a statement from your academic supervisor/advisor/dissertation chair/faculty member confirming that you will complete your program within one year; and b) a current curriculum vitae and 50-word bio-data summary.

Follow up: Awardees will be expected to submit a blog post or brief essay outlining what you hope to do upon completion of graduate studies within one year of receiving the award.

Click here to submit your application letter and required attachments! or email them to


SSTESOL Teacher Mini-Grants

February 5th, 2013

SSTESOL Teacher Mini-Grants

Do you have a great idea for an innovative language-learning project but need some money to make it happen?  Sunshine State TESOL (SSTESOL) is accepting applications for its ESOL Teacher Mini-Grants, small cash awards designed to help teachers enrich their curriculum with fun and exciting activities and programs.

Due Date: Feb 16th , 2017

Purpose: To provide funding for projects or professional development activities which directly enrich students’ language, academic, and/or cultural learning experiences

Who’s Eligible: ESOL teachers/instructors who teach at non-profit public or private institutions in the state of Florida. Applicants must also be members of Sunshine State TESOL.

Award: Grant awards will vary, but will average $250 and may not exceed $500

The Grant Review Committee will review each applicant using the following criteria:
• Is the application readily understandable in lay language? (Tip: Ask a non-educator to critique
your application)
• Is the proposed project an innovative solution to the stated problem or issue?
• Is the statement of purpose and the procedure for doing the proposed project clear?
• Is the project realistic in terms of what is expected to be accomplished?
• Are the project activities will planned, specific, and directly related to the project goals?
• Is there active student involvement? Do the students clearly benefit?
• Are the plans for evaluating the project realistic and measurable?
• Is the budget request reasonable and sufficiently detailed?
• To what extent does this project make a positive contribution to meeting students’ needs and motivating them to learn?

The ESOL Teacher Mini-Grants Program will provide funding for projects or professional development activities, which directly enrich students’ language, academic, and cultural learning experiences. ESOL learners may be of any age and enrolled in a school program or a program funded by a non-profit organization.
Successful applicants will be required make a presentation at the next annual conference or submit an article about their projects to SSTESOL’s website/blog or journal within one year.

ESOL Teacher Mini-Grants are announced at the annual conference after consideration of all applications by a Grant Review Committee composed of representatives of SSTESOL. Proposals will be reviewed on a competitive basis and a limited number will be funded; certain geographical criteria will be used to ensure distribution of grants throughout the state.

Because one of the main purposes of the mini-grants is to encourage proposals by new applicants, past recipients of mini-grants are ineligible (as individuals or as a member of a team) to reapply for a period of two years. Following this “time out” period, past recipients are welcome to submit applications.

Important Considerations
• Each teacher or group may submit only one proposal. Collaboration is encouraged. All applicants must be members of SSTESOL and currently teaching ESOL in Florida.
• Grants cannot be used to pay school salaries, substitute teacher costs, or personal honorariums for the applicant
• Grants cannot be used to purchase equipment over $100. All equipment purchased must be integral to the project and clearly justified in the proposal.
• Expenditures for food, awards, rewards, software, consultants and/or field trips will only be considered if the item is an integral and vital component of a larger strategy.
• Grants may be used to supplement expenditures normally supported by state, district, or federal revenues.
• Project funds must be spent within in school year that they are received unless special permission is granted. A final project and expense report is required.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Title

Your Institution

Your Mailing Address

Your Phone Number

Are you currently a Sunshine State TESOL member?

Where do you teach? (School Name, City, State)

What is the title of your Mini Grant Project?

Detailed Explanation: Please give a detailed explanation of your project here (no more than one page). Be sure to list your Rationale. Why is this project needed? What you want to do? What benefits are expected and why? Who will this project serve? How do you intend to use the funds?