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: January 15


Recent recipients


Christopher Wenz

Christopher Wenz, University of Connecticut, Mansfield, CT
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?


Susan Gray
Adult Literacy and Citizenship: Empowering Struggling Readers With Morphological Instruction and Civics

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