Awards & Grants

Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship

The International Literacy Association’s (ILA) Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship is a US$5,000 grant that was established to encourage and support promising scholars whose dissertation research addresses reading. The special emphasis of the fellowship is to support research efforts in the following areas: beginning reading (theory, research, and practice that improves the effectiveness of learning to read); readability (methods of predicting the difficulty of texts); reading difficulty (diagnosis, treatment, and prevention); stages of reading development; the relation of vocabulary to reading; and diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability. Because this grant program has been established to honor and carry on the work to which Dr. Jeanne S. Chall dedicated her academic life, proposal excellence will be a primary consideration in the selection process.

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Guidelines

Nominate someone for this award!

Recent recipients

2021

Lori-Bruner

Lori Bruner, Michigan State University, Doctoral Candidate
Opportunities for Word Learning from Preschool Storybooks App

 

2020

Xiaoning Wang, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Teacher and child talk during shared book reading for preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder

2019

Shih-Yuan Liang, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Literacy-Language Intervention Delivered via Telepractice in Primary School: A Single-Subject Research Study

2018

Shuling Yang
Coaching Preschool Teachers to Ask Higher-Level Questions in Dialogic Reading

2017

Christopher Wenz
Reading Profiles of Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Mixed Methods Study of Individual Differences in Reading

2016

Sarah Lupo
Investigating the Relationship of Text Selection and Instructional Method to Adolescent Readers' Comprehension Proficiency During Intervention

2015

Jolie Heath
Teaching Third Graders to Read Multi-Syllable Words: Effects of Practice

 

For additional information, contact ILAAwards@reading.org.