Awards and Grants for 2015

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State and provincial councils that demonstrate how they are working to affect educational policy and legislation through effective advocacy at the local, state/provincial, and/or national levels
Recognizes an exemplary work published in the past academic year concerned with prevention, correction, or assessment of reading difficulties, submitted by author or others
IRA member affiliated with a college or university and currently engaged in teacher and/or librarian preparation in reading at the undergraduate and/or graduate level apply for this award or are nominated by peers
Awarded to state and provincial associations that have distinguished themselves through organizing and implementing a wide range of programs and activities in their state or province that (a) serve and support councils and members, (b) contribute to education, and (c) coincide with and support the programs and goals of the Association
Honors educators of grades K-12 who are making an innovative contribution to the use of technology in education
Organizations, institutions, and individuals that have made significant literacy contributions at the local, state, or provincial level are nominated by IRA member councils
Newly published authors apply for this award
IRA members apply for this award designated for use in international professional development activities outside North America
Recognizes an outstanding empirical study published in English in a refereed journal, submitted by author or others
IRA Members apply for this grant for research in reading and literacy
IRA members apply for this award to support exceptional design and execution of a curriculum unit based on In2Books or an e-Pals project and the Common Core State Standards
IRA members apply for this grant for a research study on the effective classroom implementation of In2Books or an e-Pals project and the Common Core State Standards
IRA member teachers apply for this grant for a action research study about implementing In2Books or an e-Pals project and the Common Core State Standards
State and Provincial Exemplary Reading Program Award Committees accept applications from public, private, charter, and parochial schools where at least one staff member is an IRA member for outstanding reading and language arts programs at all grade levels
IRA members who live in countries with developing economies apply for grants for literacy projects in their own countries
IRA member doctoral students apply for grants to assist at the early stages of dissertation research in the areas of reading and literacy
Local, student and special interest IRA councils apply for this award that recognizes well-rounded programs serving the council members, the community, the state/provincial association or affiliate, and IRA.
Authors of original short stories published for the first time in a periodical for children apply for this award
IRA members apply for this grant to support reading research by promising scholars
IRA members college or university teachers of reading methods or reading-related courses apply for this award or are nominated by peers
Local, student, or special interest IRA councils apply for this award for outstanding service to their communities and literacy
Poets of children’s poetry apply for this award, which is given every three years (Spring 2016 is next award)
IRA members apply or are nominated by peers for this award given annually to four (4) dedicated volunteers within North America and one (1) dedicated volunteer outside of North America
IRA national affiliates in good standing located in the countries the World Bank classifies as “economically developing” apply for grants for pre-conference planning, actual conferences expenses, and/or post-conference
Teachers apply for this award for outstanding leadership in translating theory and current research into practice
IRA members who have completed dissertations in any aspect of the field of reading or literacy within a certain time period apply for this award
Students who have written original poetry or prose apply for this award
IRA councils or affiliates apply for awards for literacy service projects jointly undertaken with Rotary clubs
Elementary classroom teachers of grades K–6 (ages 5–12) apply for this grant
This award is given from time to time for unusual and distinguished service to IRA
IRA member graduate students who have at least three years of teaching experience and who are conducting classroom research apply for this grant
IRA member classroom teachers who undertake action research inquiries about literacy and instruction apply for this grant
IRA or Affiliate members apply for these grants to support educators from any country to attend Association-sponsored meetings that are held outside the educators’ own continent
IRA members apply or are nominated by a peer for this award for a nationally or internationally known person for outstanding contributions to the field of reading

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