CERCLL Graduate Fellows Program


CERCLL is happy to announce the launch of the CERCLL Graduate Fellows Program, a one-semester professional development opportunity for language GATs at the University of Arizona. Two fellowships will be granted and are intended to support work on projects related to CERCLL’s mission as a national language resource center. (See the full mission statement.) The current call for applications is for fellowships to be granted in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. Subsequently, two fellowships will be available in each academic year, with calls in early February.  


Current application deadline: February 8, 2019.



Research projects might include developing instructional materials; implementations of new technologies or new media; classroom-based and action research projects. 

Preference will be given to advanced graduate students, but any GATs teaching in a foreign language program at the University of Arizona are invited to apply.

Projects will be undertaken in collaboration with CERCLL co-directors Beatrice Dupuy and Chantelle Warner and CERCLL Associate Director Kate Mackay. Successful applicants will participate in bi-monthly meetings to discuss their work in progress and will deliver a public presentation at the University of Arizona as well as an online resource in either the form of a webinar, a teacher’s guide, or some combination of the two.

To be eligible, GATs must have taught in their current programs for a minimum of one year by the time that the Fellowship begins. All applications for a CERCLL Fellowship must be endorsed by the Department Head or Director and the Language Program Director of the program within which the GAT teaches. Departments and programs may endorse as many applications as they deem worthy. Applicants must have approached these individuals before they apply for a Fellowship to let them know that they are applying.

Applications are submitted online and will include:

  • Title of Project (maximum 10 words)
  • Project Abstract (up to 500 words)
  • Rationale for the Project (500-1000 words excluding bibliography)
  • Project Description (500-1000 words)
  • Detailed Timetable for the Project
  • A short letter of reference from a faculty member. The letter of recommendation should come from a faculty member with whom the applicant has worked or the chair of their department. It should explain how the applicant’s project will benefit the teaching and mission of your department and/or your academic and career progression.

Applications must be submitted using the online application form, with the faculty letter of reference being sent by that person to cercll@email.arizona.edu. Both application and letter should be received by the deadline to apply: February 8, 2019.

Contact CERCLL with questions: cercll@email.arizona.edu