Awards & Grants

Dina Feitelson Research Award

The International Literacy Association (ILA) Dina Feitelson Research Award was established to honor the memory of Dina Feitelson. It is a US$500 award that recognizes an outstanding empirical study, published in English in a refereed journal, that reports on an investigation of aspects of literacy acquisition such as phonemic awareness, the alphabetic principle, bilingualism, home influences on literacy development, or cross-cultural studies of beginning reading. The results should have clear implications for instruction.

This award is sponsored through a generous donation from the Feitelson family.

Deadline: March 15, 2022


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Recent recipients


Dani Kachorsky
Lindsey Moses
Frank Serafini

Dani Kachorsky, Lindsey Moses, Frank Serafini, and Megan Hoelting
Meaning Making With Picturebooks: Young Children's Use of Semiotic Resources. Literacy Research and Instruction, 56(3), 231–249.

Not pictured: Megan Hoelting



Maren Aukerman and Lorien Chambers Schuldt
"The Pictures Can Say More Things": Change Across Time in Young Children’s References to Images and Words During Text Discussion, Reading Research Quarterly, 51(3), 267–287.


Lea M. McGee, Hwewon Kim, Kathryn S. Nelson, and Mary D. Fried
Change Over Time in First Graders' Strategic Use of Information at Point of Difficulty in Reading. Reading Research Quarterly, 50(3), 263–291.


Susan Hopewell and Kathy Escamilla
Struggling Reader or Emerging Biliterate Student? Reevaluating the Criteria for Labeling Emerging Bilingual Students as Low Achieving. Journal of Literacy Research, 46(1), 68–89.


Lori E. Skibbe, Samantha W. Bindman, Annemarie H. Hindman, Dorit Aram, and Frederick J. Morrison
Longitudinal relations between parental writing support and preschoolers' language and literacy skills. Reading Research Quarterly, 48 (4), 387–401.


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