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ELATE Graduate Student Research Award
Call for Proposals
Due by August 8, 2018
English Language Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE) is pleased to announce the ELATE Graduate Student Research Award. This award seeks to support graduate student research that advances the work of ELATE as articulated through the organization’s position statements and sponsored publications.
The ELATE Graduate Student Research 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 levels are eligible; all applicants must be members of ELATE.
We hope that the research supported by this initiative 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.
Applications should consist of the elements listed below.
- Cover page that provides the following:
- title of the proposal
- names of the investigator(s)
- full contact information of the investigator(s): institution, address, phone, email
- designation of a principal contact if multiple investigators are involved
- proposal abstract (75 words maximum)
- Narrative (1250 words maximum) that provides the following:
- aims of the research
- question(s) to be addressed
- key related work in the research literature
- data to be gathered
- methods for its collection and analysis
- importance of the research for ELATE
- potential implications for multiple audiences
- Outline of the work timeline, noting key events and processes
- Detailed budget with rationale for all expenses
- Note: The grant must be used to fund direct costs for specific research activities only. Funds may not be used to pay any indirect costs and/or overhead. The investigator(s) may determine whether funds are disbursed to the university or directly to the Principal Investigator (PI).
- CV (2 pages maximum) for all investigators
Proposals are due by August 8, 2018. Proposals should be submitted as email attachments to the ELATE Liaison at email@example.com. A decision will be announced by late-September 2018 and the award winner will be recognized at the ELATE Luncheon and the ELATE Business Meeting at the NCTE Annual Convention in St. Louis. The award winner is expected to present the research at the 2018 or 2019 NCTE Convention or at the 2019 ELATE Summer Conference.
ELATE Graduate Student Research Award Recipients
Chris Bacon and Joelle Pedersen, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, “‘It’s Like Close Reading for Identity’: A Framework for Writing as Discourse with Teachers of Linguistically Diverse Learners”
Tracey Flores, Arizona State University, Tempe, “Somos Escritoras/We are Writers: Mothers and Daughters Writing, Sharing and Ways of Knowing”