Diversity Initiatives - NCTE

Diversity Programs

Awards & Grants

 

Cultivating New Voices among Scholars of Color
Administered by the Research Foundation
The Cultivating New Voices program is designed to provide support, mentoring, and networking opportunities for early career scholars of color. The program aims to work with doctoral candidates and early career postsecondary faculty of color as they conceptualize, plan, conduct, and write their research. Deadline March 15

NCTE Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Awards
This program supports early career teachers of color as they build accomplished teaching careers in literacy education. Practicing preK to university-level literacy educators of color who are in the first five years of a paid teaching career and who aspire to build a career in literacy education are eligible to apply. People of color refers to historically underrepresented groups: African American, American Indian, Asian American, Latinx, and Pacific Islander. Deadline April 15

NCTE Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award
This award is given to an NCTE member of color who has made a significant contribution to NCTE and the development of our professional community. It supports those who advocate for policies and practices that influence and advance the understanding of equity and antiracism. Deadline May 1

NCTE Leadership Award for People with Disabilities
This award recognizes a person with a disability who has made a significant contribution to NCTE and to the development of our professional community. Deadline May 1

NCTE LGBTQ+ Advocacy & Leadership Award
This award recognizes a member of the LGBTQ+ community who has made a significant contribution to NCTE and to the development of our professional community. Deadline May 1

NCTE Professional Dyads and Culturally Relevant Teaching (PDCRT)
The PDCRT project, initiated by the Affirmative Action Committee of the Early Childhood Education Assembly (ECEA) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), was developed to create a space within NCTE to support early childhood Educators of Color and educators who teach Children of Color, children who are emerging bi/multilinguals, and children from low-income households in studying about culturally relevant pedagogies and generating, implementing, documenting, evaluating, assessing, and disseminating classroom practices and process reflections from work done in preK to fifth-grade classrooms. Deadline May 1

ELATE Geneva Smitherman Cultural Diversity Grant
Administered by the English Language Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE)
This grant offers up to two $500 awards for first-time NCTE Conference presenters who are members of groups historically underrepresented in NCTE and ELATE. Deadline May 20

Affiliate Multicultural Program Award
Administered by the NCTE Standing Committee on Affiliates
To recognize affiliates who adopt programs, policies, activities, and other events which encourage greater participation and development of multicultural involvement within each affiliate. Deadline June 30

NCTE Fund Teachers for the Dream Affiliate Award
The NCTE Fund invites affiliates to implement initiatives aimed at recruiting English language arts teachers of color and will offer grants to those selected affiliates. Deadline June 30

CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship
Administered by the Conference on College Composition and Communication
Presented annually to four works (one book, one article or book chapter, one dissertation, and one nontraditional scholarly text) published within the past two years that best make queer interventions into the study of composition and rhetoric. Deadline August 1

CCCC Disability in College Composition Travel Awards
Administered by the Conference on College Composition and Communication
Six travel awards designed to support scholarship dedicated to improving knowledge about the intersections of disability with composition and rhetoric, the value of disability as a source of diversity, inclusive practices and the promotion of access, and the value of disability as a critical lens. Deadline October 10

CCCC Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award
Administered by the Conference on College Composition and Communication
Supports graduate students or first-time presenters whose work participates in the making of meaning out of sexual and gender minority experiences with up to three $750 awards for travel to the CCCC Convention. Deadline October 10

CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award
Administered by the Conference on College Composition and Communication
This travel award is given to ten first-time CCCC Convention presenters who are members of a historically underrepresented group. Deadline October 10

CCCC Stonewall Service Award
Administered by the Conference on College Composition and Communication
Recognizes members of CCCC/NCTE who have consistently worked to improve the experiences of sexual and gender minorities within the organization and the profession. Deadline November 1