Awards & Grants

Helen M. Robinson Grant

This US$1,200 grant established in memory of Helen M. Robinson is given annually to support a doctoral student in the early stages of his or her dissertation research in reading and literacy. Dr. Robinson devoted much of her work to developing a better understanding of instructional interventions. This grant will be used to support eligible dissertation research in this area. Applicants must be ILA members.

This grant is no longer active.

Recent recipients


Karis Jones 

Karis Jones, New York University, New York, NY
Fandom kingdom: Analysis of metadiscourse across fandom spaces and issues of power and transformation



Stephanie Reid, Arizona State University, Phoenix
Multimodality Matters: Exploring Words, Images, and Design Features in a Seventh-Grade English Language Arts Classroom


Jungmin Kwon
Moving Across Linguistic, Cultural, and Geographic Boundaries: A Multi-sited Ethnographic Case Study of Immigrant Children


Cassie Brownell
Cultivating a Compositional Fluency in the Elementary English Language Arts Classroom


Colleen Whittingham
Local Literacies, Preschool Practices, Sponsored Spaces: A Case of One Ethnically and Linguistically Diverse Preschool Classroom


Lina Trigos-Carrillo
Academic Literacies of LA College Students


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