Current Opportunities

Spring 2021

IRLP Spring 2021

Deadline: March 1, 2021

The AL/TESOL Community Language Program at Teachers College is offering two 8-week online courses designed to assist international scholars and researchers with advancing their academic communication and research skills; and faciliatating their adjustment to the academic culture in the USA. The courses are also open to doctoral students, visiting scholars and post-docs.

For more information, please contact the Community Language Program ( | (212) 678-3097).

International Travel Grant

Funded by OIA, the International Travel Grant (ITG) for Teachers College students engaging in academic activities abroad is intended to support travel-related expenses for conducting research, fulfilling internships, presenting at conferences, or participating in other academic activities outside of the United States.

Through this initiative, OIA awards up to four grants of $500 once in the fall and once in the spring semester. Applications will be accepted for future travel only. Applications for travel completed before the award notification date are not eligible.

Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, transportation, accommodation and supplies. Award recipients will be required to submit a summary report of their research or other activities following completion of their trip. OIA may publish reports on the OIA website or invite award recipients to present their work at a student forum. 


Students are eligible to apply for the travel grant only once per academic year. In addition, grant applicants must be:

  • A full- or half-time matriculated, degree-seeking student taking at least 6.0 credits or the equivalent
  • A continuing student (students graduating in Spring or Summer 2019 are not eligible)
  • Going abroad for academic purposes in the same academic year that the application is submitted


Fall semester
  • Applications accepted: September
  • Deadline: October
  • Award announcement: November
Spring semester
  • Applications accepted: February
  • Deadline: March
  • Award announcement: March

*Exact dates will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

Application Process

Applicants must submit all of the items listed below via the Google application form. Documents should be uploaded as PDF attachments only.

  1. Official application
  2. Proposal (maximum of 2 single-spaced pages, including budget)
  3. Updated resume or CV
  4. Supporting documents (e.g. conference acceptance letter, research and/or data collection schedule, internship award letter, etc.)*

*Documentation is not required but is strongly encouraged.

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