Established in memory of life-long elementary classroom teacher Esther Zolt, the International Reading Association (IRA) Esther Zolt Teacher Research Grant may be given annually for an action research study. The study should be conducted by a teacher who is implementing In2Books or an e-Pals project and the Common Core State Standards with exceptional innovation and rigor, leading to the development of curious and independent learners. This grant is for US $2,500 (sponsored by Nina Zolt and Miles Gilburne).
All applicants must be IRA members. Applicants may apply for more than one IRA research award. However, applicants are limited to one research award per year. The submission deadline is November 15, 2012.
The 2013 award recipient(s) will be encouraged to attend the awards ceremony held at IRA’s 58th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, on April 19-22, 2013.
Visit the IRA Esther Zolt Teacher Research Grant webpage for the application guidelines.