Nominations and proposals for the following Children’s Literature Association awards and grants is now open and will close on Friday, February 1, 2019. Please note, there should be no identifying information included in the essay or proposal. Please, attach the cover page and contact information on a separate document.
Carol Gay Award – Honoring scholarly research by an undergraduate, the Carol Gay Award recognizes the author of an 8-15 page paper written during the previous year.
Graduate Student Essay Award – Comprised of both a Ph.D. and a separate master’s level award, the ChLA Graduate Student Essay Award recognizes the author of a 10-25 page paper written during the previous year.
Mentoring Award – Recognizing excellence in mentioning taking place within the ChLA and extending beyond the boundaries of the mentor’s own university, the Mentoring Award honors those who have contributed in significant ways to enhancing others’ scholarship and/or professional careers within the field of children’s literature over a substantial period of time.
Hannah Beiter Graduate Research Grant – Awarded annually, the Hannah Beiter Graduate Research Grants are intended to assist in original scholarship with the expectation that the undertaking will lead to publication or a conference presentation and contribute to the field of children’s literature criticism.
Diversity Research Grant – Initiated in 2013, the Diversity Research Grant supports research related to children’s and young adult cultural artifacts about populations that have been traditionally underrepresented or marginalized culturally and/or historically.
Faculty Research Grant – Awarded annually, the Faculty Research Grants are awarded for proposals dealing with criticism or original scholarship with the expectation that the undertaking will lead to publication and make a significant contribution to the field of children’s literature in the area of scholarship or criticism.
If you have any questions, please contact the ChLA office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.