Successful Past Proposal Samples

Successful proposals meet the guidelines in various ways. The two proposals below demonstrate two ways to meet the guidelines but these are not the only two ways. We look for well-written, high-quality proposals that meet all of the proposal guidelines and that will advance the mission of the organization as articulated through our various position statements and sponsored publications.

Sample 1
Sample 2

CEE Research Initiative Grants Recipients

2016
Nadia Behizadeh, Georgia State University, Atlanta
“Examining the Effects of a Practice-Embedded Educational Research Collaborative on Critical Text Production in Middle School”

Limarys Caraballo, Queens College–City University of New York, and Danielle Filipiak and Jamila Lyiscott, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY
“Students and Pre-service Teachers as Critical Researchers: Transforming English Teacher Education”

Bianca Nightengale-Lee, University of Louisville, KY
“Educating Critically: Intersectionality of Critical Pedagogy in the Literacy Methods Classroom”

Luke Rodesiler, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
“Jump-starting Career-long Learning: How Prospective Teachers are Prepared for Participatory Online Professional Development”

2015
Cassie J. Brownell and Jon M. Wargo, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
“#hearmyhome: (Re)Educating the Senses to Community Literacies”

Nicole Mirra, Ph.D., The University of Texas at El Paso
“Exploring Connected Learning as a Framework for Transforming Digital Literacy Teacher
Education”

Gholnecsar E. Muhammad, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
“Black Lives Matter in Multimodal Literacy Practices: A Descriptive Case Study of Resistance Writing within a Literacy Collaborative”

Sunshine Sullivan, Houghton College, Houghton NY and David Bruce, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
“Professional Learning Communities around Digital Literacies in Rural Schools”

2014
Deborah Bieler, University of Delaware, Newark
“Staying to Talk, Talking to Stay:  A Study of the Relationships between Teacher/Student Talk and Teacher/Student Retention”

Mollie V. Blackburn, The Ohio State University, Columbus
“Exploring the Teaching and Learning of LGBT-Themed Young Adult Literature in a Queer-Friendly High School”

Ryan M. Rish, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
“Students Producing Critical Digital Media:  Leveraging Social Media to Address Social Issues”

Terri L. Rodriguez, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
“Conceptions, Goals, and Practice of Socially Just English Education: Who Are We As Activist Allies?”

2013
Steven Z. Athanases, University of California-Davis, Davis
“Common Core and Beyond: Mapping Multiple Knowledge Sources in Preservice Teacher Inquiry for Learning to Teach Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Youth”

Nicole Sieben, Adelphi University, Bethpage, New York
“Teaching Writing Hope: A Matter of Social Justice in English Education”

Tara Star Johnson, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
“The Common Core in an Uncommon Era of Standards and Assessments”

Samantha Caughlan, Michigan State University, East Lansing; Heidi Hallman, University of Kansas, Lawrence; Donna Pasternak, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Laura Renzi, West Chester University of Pennsylvania; Leslie Rush, University of Wyoming, Laramie
“A New Era of English Teacher Preparation: Findings from a National Survey”

2012
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
“Amplifying Previously Silenced Dialogues: An African American Male English Language Arts Teacher as Culturally Responsive Practitioner, Researcher, and Activist”

Emily Hodge, The Pennsylvania State University
“How English Teachers Make Sense of the Common Core State Standards Across Tracked Classrooms:  A Critical Investigation of Standards-Based Reform and the Implications for English Education”

Kristen Hawley Turner, Ph.D., Fordham University
Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University
“What difference does a decade make?  Digital writing as social justice in teacher education”

2011
Marcelle Haddix, Syracuse University
“Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Teacher Diversity in English Education”

Luke Rodesiler, University of Florida
“Understanding English Teachers’ Experiences Performing Acts of Constructivist Teacher Leadership in Online Environments”

Ileana Cortés Santiago and Zaira R. Arvelo Alicea, Purdue University
“Latino/a Families – English Educators Partnerships for the Literacy Development of Underrepresented Youth”

2010
Lisa S. Eckert and Robert Petrone, Montana State University
“Virtual Field Experience in a Rural State: Using Moodle to Connect Pre-service Teachers to Rural Schools and Teachers”

Heidi L. Hallman, The University of Kansas
“Pre-service English Teachers’ Work with Homeless Adolescents”

Melanie Shoffner, Purdue University
“Pedagogy, Passion and Preparation: Exploring the Concerns of Beginning English Teachers”