Awards & Grants

ILA Elva Knight Research Grant

This grant is a US$5,000 grant for research in reading and literacy. Projects should be completed within two (2) years and may be carried out using any research method or approach so long as the focus of the project is on research in reading or literacy. Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding except to the extent that these activities are necessary procedures for the conduct of the research. Applicants must be ILA members.

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Guidelines

Application

Recent recipients

2018

Laura Tortorelli

Laura Tortorelli, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Texts as Tools: Building a New Empirical Framework for Choosing Texts for Young Readers

Sheri Vasinda
Jodi Pilgrim

Sheri Vasinda, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater and Jodi Pilgrim, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX
Concepts of Online Texts: Examining Elementary Students’ Knowledge and Performance Related to the Conventions of Web-Based Print and Media

 

2017

Sabina Neugebauer
Motivating Adolescent Literacy: Capturing and Supporting Disciplinary Reading Motivation

2016

Eric Claravall
Fostering Historical Thinking to Develop Literacy Skills Among Middle School Students in Special Education

2015

Lynn Shanahan and Mary McVee
Disciplinary Literacies: Ways of Talking, Reading, Writing, Thinking and Acting like an Engineer

2014

Julie Coiro and Carita Kiili
Digital Scaffolds for Evaluating and Synthesizing Argumentative Online Text

Donna Werderich and Michael Manderino
Examining Multimodal Composition in Teacher Education

For additional information, contact ILAAwards@reading.org.