Before You Go - Graduate Students

**SLA Funds will not be distributed until awardees have completed all the "Before You Go" Requirements**

  • Confirm acceptance of the award by 5:00pm on March 16, 2020 by saving the online Graduate Award Confirmation Form to your desktop, then submitting an electronic copy of your completed form to with the email subject: "[Your last name], [Target Language], Graduate Student Award Confirmation Form". 
  • Register your travel with NDI. Registering permits NDI to reach out to you in case any emergencies arise in your travel area. 
  • Consider completing NDI's Travel Safety 101 Course. 
  • Attend the SLA Grant CSLC Pre-Departure Session.
  • Complete the Pre-Departure Prompts. Note that your responses and headshot will be published on your SLA Grant blog and be publicly accessible. See the 2018 SLA Grant alumni blog for an example:
  • Research and make all necessary arrangements for your travel, residence, and study in country in accordance with your proposal for SLA Grant funding. 

    Check out CultureGrams to begin your research! 

    Remember, you are responsible for all immigration/visa, fiscal, legal, and logistical arrangements related to your SLA Grant activities.