> AATK Awards

AATK Awards & Grants

AATK Graduate Student Travel Awards

AATK Professional Development Awards

AATK CULTR Grant for First-Time Attendees for AATK Conference

AATK is pleased to announce a special conference grant sponsored by CULTR. This opportunity is for K-16 full-time teachers in their first to fifth year(s) teaching who have not previously attended an AATK conference. This grant will provide $300 to help cover expenses for three recipients. After attending the conference and completing CULTR requirements, the three recipients will each receive $300 to offset expenses of their choice.

The Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR) works to enhance the global skills opportunities of urban and underrepresented learners and educators. CULTR is one of 16 National Foreign Language Resource Centers and is housed at Georgia State University.

 Requirements and Rules
  • Recipients must attend the annual AATK conference on June 20-22, 2024
  • Recipients must be full-time Korean language instructors (K-16).
  • Recipients must be attending the AATK conference for the first time and be within their first five years of teaching.
  • Recipients are responsible for all registration, lodging, travel arrangements, and expenses.
  • Recipients must complete a brief CULTR survey and submit a one-minute video to CULTR about the impact of the conference. Instructions will be provided to recipients.
  • Payment will be issued upon completion of all requirements.

Deadline for Application: April 24, 2024.

The application form can be accessed at the following link.


AATK Professional Development Awards

2019 AATK Professional Development Award

We are pleased to announce the 3 rd AATK Professional Development Awards to support non-full-time instructor/lecturer’s attendance at the AATK annual conference and workshop.

The AATK Development Awards offer assistance to part-time and adjunct instructors/ lecturers at post-secondary institutions of higher education in US and Canada, especially those attending for the first time or presenting at the meeting. The award includes travel expenses to the AATK meeting and the conference registration fee by means of reimbursement. ONE award up to $500 will be given.

  • Non-full-time status does not necessarily include instructors/lecturers with annual contracts.
  • Graduate student teaching assistants are not eligible for this award and should apply for the AATK Graduate Student Travel Awards.
Those interested in applying for the AATK Professional Development Awards need to submit:

(1) an application form
Professional Development Awards Application Form.docx
Professional Development Awards Application Form.pdf

(2) a Curriculum Vitae

(3) a verification letter of affiliation and part-time status by coordinator/director of the program or department chair

The application materials should be sent via e-mail attachment to Dr. Mee-Jeong Park, the Executive Secretary, at meejeong@hawaii.edu by April 22, 2019.

Applications will be evaluated by a special review board selected by the American Association of Teachers of Korean who have no professional or personal connections to applicants.

The result will be notified no later than May 5, 2019.

Review Criteria
1. Contribution to the meeting: Are the applicant presenting or chairing at the AATK meeting?

  1. Usefulness of the meeting for the applicant’s professional development:

(1) Will the applicant be able to obtain useful knowledge and experience that he or she can utilize in his or her pedagogical advances and professional career by participating in the meeting?
(2) Will the applicant be able to share the knowledge and experience obtained at the meeting with his or her colleagues?
(3) Will the meeting help the applicant to grow professionally in the long term?

  1. Commitment to the field:

(1) Will the applicant continue to work in the field of teaching Korean and further contribute to the field?
(2) Does the applicant demonstrate his or her goal and motivation to further his or her career in the field of teaching Korean?

For more information regarding this website and news posting, please contact aatk@aatk.org
American Association of Teachers of Korean, AATK
“ Special thanks to Calligrapher Byungchul Park for Hangeul logo calligraphy ”