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, 2023


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Recent recipients



Brittany Finch, Michigan State University
The Effect of Literacy on Predictive Processing in the Brain: An Eye Tracking and EEG Study



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


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


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


Shuling Yang
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


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