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Awards & Grants

ILA William S. Gray Citation of Merit

The most prestigious award in the field, the International Literacy Association (ILA) William S. Gray Citation of Merit is a nonmonetary award reserved for those ILA members who have made outstanding contributions to multiple facets of literacy development—research, theory, practice, and policy.

Deadline: March 15, 2019


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Recent recipients


Nell K. Duke

Nell K. Duke, School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor



John Guthrie


Douglas Fisher


Jerry Johns


Peter Raymond Freebody

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