The International Reading Association (IRA) was founded in 1956 as a nonprofit professional organization for those involved in teaching reading to learners of all ages. The Association’s awards program includes honors for teaching, service to the profession, research, media coverage of reading, and authorship of children’s books. Grants support professional development, graduate studies, and research.
The Elva Knight Research Grant is available for research in reading and literacy. Projects 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.
Amount: up to $10,000 US
Assoc. Dean: At least 1 week prior to agency deadline.
Research Development & Services: At least 3 days prior to agency deadline.
IRA: January 15, 2009
Eligibility: All applicants must be International Reading Association members.
Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant and Assoc. Dean Signatures).