November 1 is the deadline for the International Reading Association Elva Knight Research Grant, which provides up to US$8,000 for research in reading and literacy.
Projects should be completed within two years and may be carried out using any research method or approach so long as the focus of the project is on research in reading or literacy. Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding except to the extent that these activities are necessary procedures for the conduct of the research.
The 2013 grant recipients will be encouraged to attend the awards ceremony held at IRA’s 58th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, April 19-22, 2013.
The 2012 recipients were Makeba Wilbourn, Duke University, and Vrinda Kalia, Worcester State University for the project “Language and Literacy Development in Dual-language Learners: Examining Relations Between Oral Language, Executive Function, and Literacy Development” and Rachael Gabriel, University of Connecticut, and Jessica Lester, Washington State University for the project “The Role of Teacher Language in Mediating Student Understanding During Reading Comprehension Instruction.”
Visit the IRA Elva Knight Research Grant webpage for sample winning proposals, a list of past recipients, guidelines, and the application.
IRA 2012 Research Award Recipients
Awards and Grants from the International Reading Association
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