In March, the MLA created an emergency grant program to offer support to contingent faculty members hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants will help part-time faculty members who are without health or other benefits and face unexpected expenses or a loss of income because of this crisis.
To support the grants, the MLA launched a fundraising campaign, including a matching challenge from the MLA Executive Council, former MLA presidents, and the Teagle Foundation. Through the generosity of individual donors and sponsors, we have raised more than $100,000, which will enable the MLA to fund all of the 203 eligible applicants.
Thank you to everyone who donated and to Duolingo, EBSCO Information Services, the Henry Luce Foundation, the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, and the Teagle Foundation for their grant and sponsorship support. Your contributions are making a difference.