Awards & Grants

ILA 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.

Deadline: January 15


Recent recipients


Cassie Brownell

Cassie Brownell, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
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


Junko Sakoi
Children's Literary Responses and Teachers' Perspectives and Experiences With Graphic Forms of Texts


Eric Claravall
Examining the Potential of the Teacher as Researcher Model in Developing Morphological Awareness Among Struggling Readers

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