The International Reading Association’s Elva Knight Research Grant program provides small grants, up to a maximum of US$8,000, for promising research that addresses significant questions for the discipline of reading/literacy research and practice. It is the intent that such grants will provide researchers with the opportunity to develop important perspectives on the reading/literacy field.
Grant studies may be carried out using any research method or approach so long as the focus of the project is on research in reading/writing or literacy or teacher preparation for reading/writing instruction. Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding except to the extent that these activities are necessary for the conduct of the research.
Fields of study: Reading and Literacy
Location: Any accredited college or university in the United States.
Duration: 1 year
Cover: Elva Knight Research Grant program provides small grants, up to a maximum of US$8,000
Deadline: November 1, 2012
Eligibility: All applicants including any co-applicants must be current members of the International Reading Association (IRA). Applicants may apply for more than one IRA research grants. However, applicants are limited to one research award per year. There must be a span of five years between funding of a project and submission of another proposal for the Elva Knight Grant.
Apply: Please download the PDF file for more information on the application process: http://www.reading.org/Libraries/awards/IRA_Elva_Knight_Research_Grant_Guidelines_2013.pdf
Application: Click here to download the application PDF: http://www.reading.org/Libraries/awards/IRA_Elva_Knight_Research_Grant_Guidelines_2013.pdf