Awards & Grants

Steven A. Stahl Research Grant

The International Literacy Association (ILA) Steven A. Stahl Research Grant was established by Katherine Dougherty Stahl to honor the memory and work of her late husband. The grant is given biennially to one promising graduate student conducting classroom research on reading each year and includes monetary support in the amount of US$1,000.

This grant is now offered on a biennial basis. The next application cycle will open in August 2024.


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Recent recipients



Rachel F. Knecht, University of Nevada, Reno
The Effects of a Syntax-Focused Reading Intervention on Middle-School Students’ Syntactic Knowledge



Amanda C. Dahl, Georgia State University
Are All Types of Knowledge Created Equal? Exploring the Effects of Different Types of Knowledge on Skilled and Less-Skilled Expository Text Comprehension


Cortney Dilgard, Jacksonville City Schools
Getting to the Root of Reading Intervention for Upper Elementary: A Morphology-based Intervention


Blythe Anderson
Investigating K–2 Teachers’ Vocabulary and Science Talk Over the Course of Professional Development


John Strong
The Effects and Social Validity of a Text Structure Intervention for Reading and Writing in Fourth and Fifth Grade


Miranda Fitzgerald
Texts and Literacy Tasks in Elementary Project-Based Science


Margaret Troyer
Teaching by the Book: Teacher Implementation of a Reading Intervention


Katherine Wright
Writing to Learn in Science Class


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