Diversity Initiatives - NCTE

Awards & Grants


ELATE 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

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 graduate students of color as they conceptualize, plan, conduct, and write their research. Deadline March 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. Deadline June 1

NCTE Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Awards
This award provides early career teachers of color a national forum at the NCTE Annual Convention for professional collaboration and development as they build accomplished teaching careers as active NCTE members. All award recipients must be an NCTE member at the time the award is accepted. Deadline April 30

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 May 1

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 May 1

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

Barksdale-Turner Scholarship in African American/Black Literature
Administered by the NCTE/CCCC Black Caucus
The scholarship supports the continued education of an African American student who is an English major with a demonstrated interest in African American/Black literature. Deadline September 29