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ELATE Grants and Awards
ELATE offers numerous grants and awards for travel, research, and publications.
All ELATE awards are presented at the NCTE Convention each year. Please follow the links below for detailed information on each award, criteria, and submission deadlines.
This grant for first-time NCTE Annual Conference presenters offers up to two $500 awards who are members of groups historically underrepresented in NCTE and ELATE. Eligible NCTE members must submit an application for the 2020 grants by May 20, 2020.
The James N. Britton Award for Inquiry within the English Language Arts encourages English Language Arts teacher development by promoting classroom-based research in which teachers at any level (preschool through university) raise questions about teaching and learning in their own teaching/learning settings. Nominations can be made by the author of the study or by any English Language Arts educator. The Britton Award is presented in odd-numbered years; the next award will be made in 2021.
Nomination deadline: May 1, 2021
Six scholarships to attend NCTE’s Annual Convention are granted each year by ELATE’s Commission to Support Early Career ELA Teachers in their first 1-5 years full-time classroom teaching and who present in approved session at NCTE annual convention. The award—complimentary convention registration—is available also is available to emeritus ELATE mentors who will be presenting in an approved session. The scholarship is open to new teachers and retired ELATE mentors at every grade level and type of school. Deadline: September 1
The Janet Emig Award for Exemplary Scholarship in English Education recognizes an exceptional article for excellence in scholarship and educational leadership published in the ELATE journal English Education within the previous calendar year.
The ELATE Graduate Student Research Award seeks to support graduate student research that contributes to and extends ELATE’s efforts to examine important issues in English education. While the parameters of the award are broad, we encourage research that examines current issues in the field and offers implications for multiple audiences. The award provides a maximum of $2,500 to support a specific research project conducted by a graduate student; in addition, $500 is provided to support travel to the NCTE Convention to present that research. Graduate students at the master’s and doctoral level are eligible; all applicants must be members of ELATE.
Proposal deadline: August 8, 2020
The Richard Meade Award for Research in English Language Arts Education recognizes published research-based work that promotes English Language Arts teacher development at any educational level and in any scope and setting. Nominations for this award can be made by any English Language Arts educator or by self-nomination. The Meade Award is presented in even-numbered years beginning in 2014; the next award will be made in 2020. Nomination deadline: May 1, 2020
The James Moffett Memorial Award for Teacher Research is a grant (usually $1000) offered by ELATE, in conjunction with the National Writing Project, to support teacher research projects that further the spirit and scholarship of James Moffett.
Application deadline: September 19, 2020
This annual award provides an opportunity to present at the annual Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) international conference. All NCTE members, especially ELATE members, are encouraged to nominate themselves or a colleague whose accepted NCTE Annual Convention proposal demonstrates cutting-edge and generative methods of integrating newer technologies into teacher education courses or workshops. In addition to teacher education faculty and graduate students, PK – 12 teachers may also be nominated.
Application deadline: August 1, 2019
ELATE invites proposals for research projects that advance the work of the organization as articulated through our various position statements and sponsored publications. Research supported by this initiative contributes to and extends ELATE’s efforts to communicate what we know and believe about English education with many different audiences: state and federal policy makers, accreditation agencies, school/department administrators, researchers, teacher educators, practicing teachers and other education leaders. Up to four proposals, at a maximum of $2,500 each, will be funded.
Proposal deadline: August 8, 2020