2018 QFI Dora Johnson Awards Announced

August 21, 2018

The 2018 Dora Johnson Awards will provide funding up to $1,500 for 10 K-12 Arabic language educators to support attendance at the 2018 ACTFL Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Awards are named for the late Dora Johnson, a lifelong supporter of Arabic language education who worked to increase the Arabic presence at ACTFL.


  • Applicants must be current K-12 Arabic teachers.
  • Applicants must be first-time ACTFL attendees or applicants must be first-time presenters.
  • Previous ACTFL attendees, who have not previously received a Dora Johnson Award, will be considered on a case by case basis, however, preference will be given to first-time attendees or presenters.

Deadline to apply is September 14, 2018.

To apply, you must register for an account on QFI's Grants Management Portal, FluidReview, at qfi.fluidreview.com. Please create a user account and profile. Upon completing your login credentials and user profile, you will be required to take an Eligibility Quiz. This series of questions will determine whether or not you are eligible to apply for this award.

For more information, contact Jillian Lomanno at djawards@qfi.org.

Dora Johnson was a staff member at the Center for Applied Linguistics for 45 years and was renowned for her knowledge of the cultures of the world, her databank of resources for teaching their languages, and her passion for making that information available and accessible to all who can use it.