JLTASA Grants

Overview

The JLTASA is committed to supporting teachers and schools to advocate for and be excellent practitioners in Japanese language education. To this end the JLTASA provides a number of opportunities for schools and teachers to receive funding towards student engagement, Japanese Professional Learning, educational activities and resources. Please see below for our grants available to current JLTASA members.


2022 NSJLE Grant

Funding is offered to support members attend the NSJLE.

Please read the criteria below carefully before applying. Application link appears below.

Amount of funding:

$430 to cover the cost of the early bird registration fee.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Financial member of JLTASA: either Institutional, Individual or Life
    NOTE: Student + non-practising members are not eligible for this grant
  • Currently teaching Japanese in a school
  • Consideration will be given to an applicant being an active collaborator within or across languages, and to regional and early career teachers
  • Priority will be given to members who have not attended the symposium before and/or received a grant to attend the symposium before

 Requirements

  • Attend both days of the conference
  • Write and submit a 500-word report within 2 weeks after the conference
    Theme of report:
    What were your key takeaways from the conference? Which session stood out for you and why? 

Application Questions (extended response)

1.     Why do you wish to attend the symposium?

2.    How will your participation in the  symposium  benefit other Japanese teachers/ members and your school community?

Process

If approved, grant recipients register themselves to attend and submit claim for reimbursement for the $430 early bird rate to treasurer@jltasa

Timeline of Grant

Mon 4/7 – Grant advertised to members
Fri 22/7  – Closing date for applications
Applications reviewed by selection committee
Fri 29/7 – Recipients notified
(early bird closes Aug 31st)

 

NOTE there is no COVID-related symposium cancellation policy. We strongly encourage members to make refundable flight and accommodation bookings so you are not left out of pocket, as JLTASA will not cover costs for teachers who do not end up attending the NSJLE.

This grant has closed for 2022

 

Grants for Student Based Activities

Funding is offered for events supporting the teaching and learning of Japanese in schools.

Examples of events that are considered for funding:
1. School based cultural days.
2. Hub Group events such as Hiragana competitions.

Amount of funding:

Typically $250.00 but applications for greater funds will be considered on a case by case basis.
Frequency: Ongoing beginning Term 1 and concluding Week 5 of Term 4 each year.

Eligibility:

Applicant must be an individual or institutional member of the JLTASA. In the case of multiple applying schools (e.g. Hub Group) all participating schools must have staff who are individual members or the schools must be institutional members.

Complete Application Form


Teacher Professional Learning Grants

Funding is offered for teachers who wish to pursue learning to further their own knowledge and proficiency in Japanese or who wish to develop their own pedagogical practice.

Examples of Professional Learning:
1. Japanese Language Proficiency Test
2. Further postgraduate study (not undergraduate studies).
3. National Symposium of Japanese Language Education.
4. Events offered by the Japan Foundation, Sydney (or Japan).

Applicants must be able to demonstrate links in their professional learning to the AITSL standards for teachers. They must also commit to sharing their professional knowledge in one or more of the following ways:

1. Holding a workshop at the JLTASA Annual Conference.
2. Writing a short paper detailing the major learning points for distribution to our members and on our website.

Please note that funding is not offered for the JLTASA Annual Conference or other teacher events unless otherwise specified.

Amount of funding:

Typically $250.00 but applications for greater funds will be considered on a case by case basis.

Frequency: Ongoing beginning Term 1 and concluding Week 5 of Term 4 each year.

Eligibility:

The applicant must satisfy all of the following:
1. Must be a JLTASA Individual or Institutional member.
2. A registered teacher in South Australia
3. Must have taught Japanese at Primary or Secondary level in the last 12 months or commence teaching Japanese at Primary or Secondary level within 6 months of completion of the Professional Learning.

Complete Application Form


Travel to JLTASA Student Events

The JLTASA provides a wonderful range of activities for students from Middle Primary School to Senior Secondary School however we recognise that many country schools are disadvantaged in attending our events due to geographical location.

This grant aims to assist with travel costs to and from our student events.

Amount of funding:

Typically up to $250.00 but applications for greater funds will be considered on a case by case basis.

Frequency:

Ongoing beginning Term 1 and concluding Week 5 of Term 4 each year.

Eligibility:

The applying school:
1. Must be a member of JLTASA either as an individual or institutional member.
2. Must be at least 25km from the Adelaide CBD.

Complete Application Form


JLTASA Grants for School Based Advocacy Projects

Advocacy for the teaching and learning of Japanese is an ongoing aspect of the role of a Japanese language teacher.

Setting up authentic Japanese style classrooms and gardens has become an active approach to advocate for Japanese language learning in a visual way to the school and local community. We recognise that many schools do not have access to funds that allow them to set up these spaces. This grant aims to assist with the costs.

Examples of projects that will be considered for funding include the purchase of:
1. items for a Japanese garden for example; bamboo screens, plants, paint for murals, lanterns, gravel, rocks etc
2. items for creating authentic Japanese style classrooms for example: screens, cushions, low tables, etc
3. materials for creating a mural eg paint
4. materials for creating school signage in Japanese
5. materials/items to create a display cabinet for the front office
6. materials/items to set up a Japanese style meeting room for guests/visitors

Applicants must commit to sharing photos and details of their purchases with the JLTASA members through the website and Facebook page.

Amount of funding:

Typically, $250.00 but applications for greater funds will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility:

The applying school:
1. Must be a member of JLTASA either as a indivial or institutional member.
2. A registered teacher in South Australia currently working as a permanent or contract teacher in a school in South Australia.

Complete Application Form

Start Up Grant for School-Based Advocacy and Japanese Language Programme Improvement Projects – $1000 Grant

This grant has now closed. Please keep in touch with JLTASA to hear about when this grant may be offered again. 

Advocacy for the teaching and learning of Japanese is an ongoing aspect of the role of a Japanese language teacher. Engaging with the broader school community is an integral part of the growth and success of a language-learning program.

We recognise that many schools do not have access to funds for the promotion of Japanese language in their schools. This one-off grant aims to assist with the costs.

Examples of projects that will be considered for funding include the purchase of:

  • Items for a Japanese garden, for example; bamboo screens, plants, paint for murals, lanterns, gravel, rocks etc
  • Items for creating authentic Japanese style classroom or gathering space, for example: screens, cushions, low tables, etc
  • Realia for the Japanese classroom or other parts of the school
  • Materials for creating a mural, for example; paint or Artist in residence
  • Materials for making Japanese more visible across the school for example; school signage in Japanese
  • Items for a Japanese Community Event, for example; Japanese Sports Day or Hanami Event
  • Items for the introduction of a Japanese co-curricular activity such as a lunchtime/after school club
  • Resources for the reviving or implementation of a new teaching pedagogy for example; ACTLAN

Items like food and other expendables cannot be covered by the grant. If you have an idea for a grant but are not sure if it fits the criteria, please send us an email with a brief explanation before completing the Grant Application.

Applicants must commit to sharing photos and details of their project with the JLTASA members through the website and Facebook page, and at the annual JLTASA conference.

Amount of funding:
Up to $1000

Eligibility:
The applying school/teacher must:

1. Be a member of JLTASA either as an individual or institutional member.
2. Be a registered teacher in South Australia currently working as a permanent or contract teacher in a school in South Australia.
3. Provide an outline of the benefits and approximate costs of the project
4. Be willing to share the results of the project with the JLTASA community

One Grant of up to $1000 will be awarded to one recipient. The successful recipient will be decided on by the members of the JLTASA Committee.

This Grant has now closed. Please keep in touch with JLTASA to hear about when this grant may be offered again.