Grant Deadlines Extended

Grant Deadlines Extended

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The APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR ALL ALAN GRANTS FOR 2020 HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 1 so that applicants will have details in hand about the NCTE Annual Conference and ALAN Workshop registrations. We hope you will apply and/or pass this information to teachers, librarians, university educators, and graduate students. Award amounts for these grants are unique in 2020 due to the delivery of the ALAN Workshop as a virtual/online event.

You can find applications here.

Award selections are made in concert with the ALAN Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. As you refer to the ALAN website addresses for each grant, be sure to note that the requirements vary from grant to grant.

(1) The Cart/Campbell Grant honors the contributions of former ALAN presidents Michael Cart and Patty Campbell, both long-time ALAN members and passionate contributors to the field of Young Adult Literature. This grant for librarians provides complimentary registration for attendance at the annual two-day ALAN Workshop which is held at the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English on the Monday and Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving Day. Eligible applicants are practicing librarians working with teens in high school, junior high school, middle school, or public libraries. Membership in ALAN is required for consideration. Non-members can apply to become members on the ALAN website. One Campbell/Cart Grant will be awarded annually, and each recipient may only receive the grant once. For more information and the grant application form, go here.

(2) The Smith/Carlsen Grant honors the contributions of Dora V. Smith and G. Robert Carlsen, whose knowledge of and passion for teacher education contributed to evolution of the field of Young Adult Literature. This grant for graduate students offers complimentary registration toward attendance at the annual 2-day ALAN Workshop. Eligible applicants must be enrolled as full-time graduate students in a program focused on English Education, Literacy Education, and/or Young Adult Literature and must not have attended an ALAN Workshop previously. Membership in ALAN is required for consideration. Non-members can apply to become members on the ALAN website. One Smith/Carlsen Grant will be awarded annually, and each recipient may only receive the grant once. For more information and the grant application form, go here.

(3) The Gallo Grants were established in 2003 by former ALAN Award and Hipple Award recipient Don Gallo to encourage educators in their early years of teaching to attend the ALAN Workshop for the first time. The grants provide for two classroom teachers in middle school or high school each year to attend the ALAN Workshop. In 2020, this grant covers registration for the ALAN Workshop. Recipients will receive half of the grant before the workshop. The remaining half of the grant will be disbursed at the end of the ALAN Workshop after recipients have submitted a reflection on their experience at the Workshop and how they will apply it to their teaching (to the ALAN Executive Director). The ALAN Workshop is held at the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English on the Monday and Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving Day. Applicants must be teaching full-time; must have been classroom teachers for fewer than five years prior to the year in which they are applying; and must not have attended an ALAN Workshop previously. Membership in ALAN is not required for consideration, though applicants are expected to become ALAN members if they receive this grant. For more information and the grant application form, see this page.

(4) Any members of ALAN may apply for the ALAN Foundation Grant 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. For more information and the grant application form, see here.

We are so very grateful to the kind folks, including anonymous donors, who make these grants possible through their gifts.

(Image “YDS Library” by Chris and Amy Stroup is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0)

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