NFMLTA offers travel, dissertation, and research support grants for graduate students and other language professionals whose research are related to the expansion, promotion and improvement of the teaching of languages, literatures, and cultures. Applications for NFMLTA support grants can only be made online.


NFMLTA supports both the Paul Pimsleur Award and the Emma Marie Birkmaier Award. The cash support by NFMLTA for these two awards illustrates NFMLTA’s commitment to research in foreign and second language acquisition and to the application of its results to the classroom.

Emma Marie Birkmaier Award

Paul Pimsleur Award


There is one class of members in the Federation, which shall consist of associations of teachers of the modern languages. Member organizations are: