Awards & Grants

Constance McCullough International Research Grant

The Constance McCullough International Research Grant, which carries a monetary prize of US$2,000, is awarded annually to assist a member of the International Literacy Association in the investigation of reading-related problems and to encourage international professional development activities that are carried out in countries outside of the U.S. or Canada. This grant represents a specific means for working toward as many as three articulated ILA goals: advocacy, professional development, and emerging global issues.

This grant is no longer active.

Recent recipients


Hannah Dostal

Hannah Dostal
Project Country: Jamaica
Project Name: Deaf Students’ Literacy Development in Jamaica: Developing a Knowledge Base and Sustainable Teacher Training Experience



Samuel DeJulio
Project Country: Colombia
Project Name: Me Pregunto: Using Inquiry to Support Literacy in Colombian Classrooms


Charles Temple and Alan Crawford
Project Country: Sierra Leone, West Africa
Project Name: Reading Krio


Philina Ng, SIL International
Project Country: Nepal
Project Name: Improving English early grade reading instruction in an English-deficient environment in Nepal


Dr. Shea Kerkhoff
Project Country: Kenya
Project Name: "The Inquiry Initiative: Professional Development for Teachers in Rural Kenya to Integrate Inquiry-Based Learning with Literacy Instruction Across Grades and Content Areas"


Dr. Jennifer Manak
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Name: "Supporting Literacy Education in Nicaragua Through Teacher Professional Development"


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