Awards & Grants

ILA Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship

This fellowship is a US$5,000 grant established to encourage and support reading research by promising scholars. Its special emphasis 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. Projects should be completed within two years. Applicants must be ILA members.

Deadline: March 15, 2019



Recent recipients


Shuling Yang

Shuling Yang, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Coaching Preschool Teachers to Ask Higher-Level Questions in Dialogic Reading



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


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


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


Robin O'Leary
Do Spellings of Words and Phoneme Segmentation Training Facilitate Vocabulary Learning in Preschoolers?

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