Awards - NCTE

Upcoming Awards

August 31

CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence  

Awards up to 20 outstanding writing programs each year. 

September 1

ELATE Early Career Presenter Scholarship

Six scholarships to attend NCTE’s Annual Convention are granted each year by ELATE to teachers who are in their first to fifth year of full-time classroom teaching and who present in an approved session at the NCTE Annual Convention. The award—including complimentary Convention registration—is also available to emeritus ELATE mentors who will be presenting in an approved session. Learn more.  

CCCC James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award

This award honors a graduate whose dissertation improves the educational process in composition studies, or adds to the field’s body of knowledge, through research or scholarly inquiry. Learn more and apply. 

CCCC Emergent Researcher Awards

These awards are intended to invest in our organization’s members by rewarding and supporting: early career researchers; writing faculty/instructors who have not had the opportunity to engage in funded research; and/or writing faculty/instructors who do not have support for research within their institutions. In addition to research funding (up to $10,000 per project), the Emergent Researcher Awards also provide research support. Learn more and apply.  

CCCC Research Initiative grants

CCCC funds research proposals up to $10,000 each.

September 15

Intellectual Freedom Fellowship

The Intellectual Freedom Fellowship is designed to fund research, at any stage, on censorship in K–12 English language arts classrooms.


Children’s Book Awards nominations are accepted until October 15 each year for the Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction, the Orbis Pictus Award for nonfiction, and the Notable Poetry Books and Verse Novels list.

Awards List