Sustainable Network Building '24

Blake is a funny guyProfessional development is more important than ever, especially to those AATG members who need it the most. AATG is proud to be able to offer a leadership training program that culminates in a trip to the AATG/ACTFL Convention in Philadelphia November 22-24.  

After 2 years, the AATG is looking again at building a network of future leaders through a formal program, focused on sustainability and intentional support of German programs. 

This project will provide a network of 20 trained teachers, provide online training opportunities, and culminate in an in-person networking/professional development seminar at the ACTFL convention. 

This project will give a strong preference to disadvantaged groups, or teachers teaching at institutions with a high proportion of students who are from disadvantaged groups. This includes students/teachers of color, first generation students, and seriously economically challenged institutions. 

This program provides financial assistance to support leadership training seminars prior to the ACTFL Convention.
Convention support is valued at $1900 per participant. This includes a transportation stipend, hotel, registration, programming costs in Philadelphia and a per-diem for incidental expenses. Applicants can expect to pay $300 total for all costs, including a $100 deposit if accepted. This grant is meant to support members who might lack robust institutional support. Members who are eligible to apply: 
  • senior undergraduates in a teacher training program for German
  • student teachers
  • graduate students
  • teachers of German with less than 7 years of full-time teaching experience 
  • Black, Indigenous, or Persons of Color who teach German
  • teachers of German at Minority Serving Institutions (25% of students are federally recognized as minorities)
  • teachers at institutions that serve low-income students such as Title I institutions

Members who have previously received a "Building Professional Connections" or "Next Gen" grant from the AATG are not eligible to apply given the overlap in these programs.

Recipients must actively take part in all pre-conference programming, and must complete an evaluation survey.  
The Contact person for this grant is Katrina Bauerlein
This grant is funded in part by the German government’s Netzwerk Deutsch  program.
Apply Today!
You will need to upload a resume or CV, and the application should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. 
AATG works to ensure that all members are respected and valued for their active participation in its programs. In all programs, we welcome dissent and disagreement without personal attacks. Our organization values the free exchange of ideas that values input from all members. We stand firmly against bias, harassment, and hostile environments for our members. Participants agree to abide by the AATG Code of Conduct which outlines expectations for all AATG members, staff, and participants at AATG events, both in-person and virtually.
This project is supported by the German Government's Netzwerk Deutsch Program
The German Government Reserves the right to make changes based on their federal budget.