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Funding Areas

1 - Annual Grant Program

Now accepting applications for the
2017 Call for Projects

Each spring, we invite teachers and administrators of American K-12 public schools, school districts, and state agencies who manage French dual language and immersion programs to apply for a grant in the amount of $1,000 to $10,000 to support a specific project aimed at promoting the objectives of the Fund. The projects address one of the following four program areas:

1 - Creating or developing a francophone environment in your school (for example, purchase of books, DVDs, CDs, or games for the francophone section of your school library OR organization of a francophone event such as film screenings, workshops with children's or young adult authors, theater clubs, and more.)

2 - Adapted pedagogical material for the classroom (for example, curriculum supports such as software, DVDs, subscription to TV5, etc. for your French class or subject matter class adapted for French immersion, and more.)

3 - Professional development for teachers (for example, sending teachers to France to the CLA or CIEP, sending teachers to the CARLA summer institute, or supporting the facilitation of workshops with experts identified by the district or the school, and more.)

4 - Initial training or professional development for administrators (for example, participation by an administrator in a CARLA summer institute, supporting the school to invite external experts or consultants to provide council on development of the bilingual program, and more.) The examples given are intended to provide guidance, but do not represent an exhaustive list of possibilities.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2017


2 - Scholarships for Future French Dual Language Teachers

Another critical challenge for schools is recruiting new francophone teachers who are trained in dual language and immersion education.

FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy have partnered with Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d’Amérique (SPFFA) to offer scholar­ships that help aspiring teachers finance their master’s in Bilingual Education at Hunter College in New York City.

Since 2013, twenty-two scholarships have been awarded and many of these scholars now teach in dual language programs. The objective is to expand this project and to provide more scholarships each year to assist students in financing graduate programs in Bilingual Education. These grants will be distributed to candidates selected by an independent commission.


3 - French Teaching Interns

The Embassy provides American students with greater exposure to native French speakers by facilitating the recruitment of French Teaching Interns from France. After recruitment and selection through a competitive process by the CIEP, an agency of the French Ministry of Education, French students come to the U.S. on J-1 intern or trainee visas. Teaching interns can perform 32 hours of small group instruction each week, making a significant impact on the growth of students’ language skills and appreciation for French culture.

For more information please visit frenchlanguage.frenchculture.org or contact Natalie Cox, Educational Affairs Program Officer, at natalie.cox@diplomatie.gouv.fr

The Call for Applications for French Teaching Intern Grants will be announced in October 2017.



Karl Cogard
Education Attaché, Head of Educational Affairs Department,
French Embassy in the United States




Annual Grant Program

French teaching
intern grantS

FUTURE immersion
teacher (FIT) fellowship


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