Members of ALAN may apply to the ALAN Foundation for funding (up to $1,500) for research in young adult literature. Proposals are reviewed by the five most recent presidents of ALAN. Awards are made annually in the fall and are announced at the ALAN breakfast during the NCTE convention in November. The application deadline each year is September 15th.
There are restrictions and requirements associated with the grant that anyone hoping to apply must be aware of. You can find more information on the application form, which can be downloaded here.