Iowa World
Language Association

Grace Cochran Elementary Materials Grant

The Grace Cochran Fund is offering a grant to promote and enhance world language instruction in Iowa elementary schools. The funds come from Dr. Ruth Updegraff, a respected founder of the field of child development, in honor of her friend Grace Cochran, who taught French and had a strong interest in encouraging the early acquisition of a world language. The Grace Cochran Fund is managed by a committee based in the Foreign Language and ESL Program in the College of Education at the University of Iowa.

This is a materials grant, intended to help elementary world language teachers pay for materials to enhance their instruction. Applicants will be required to submit an itemized budget for the materials that they are requesting, preferably with an identified store/location where they can buy them. 

Proposals will be judged based on their clarity and feasibility, as well as on the potential impact of the project that will be supported with the materials.

The deadline for submitting an application is August 1, 2017.

Questions can be directed to Pam Wesely -

Click here to access the application form.

Click here to access the rubric used to assess the applications.

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