ALAN Grants for Young Adult Literature

ALAN Grants for Young Adult Literature

Workshoppromo1Teachers, librarians, academics, and others interested in young adult literature, take a look at the ALAN grants below.

(1) The Cart/Campbell Grant for librarians offers $500 funding plus complimentary registration toward 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. 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 to http://www.alan-ya.org/awards/the-cartcampbell-grant/ Application due September 1.

(2) The Smith/Carlsen Grant for graduate students offers $500 funding plus 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. 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 to http://www.alan-ya.org/awards/the-smithcarlsen-grant/Application due September 1.

(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 funding—up to $750 each—for two classroom teachers in middle school or high school each year to attend the ALAN Workshop. (The amount of a grant may be less than $750 if the applicant lives within commuting distance of the convention location where airfare and housing would not be necessary or has access to other funding). In addition to the $750 grant, the registration fee for the workshop will also be covered. Recipients will receive half of the grant ($375) before the workshop. The remaining half of the grant will be disbursed at the end of the ALAN Workshop. 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 less 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, go to http://www.alan-ya.org/awards/gallo-grants/Application due September 1.

(4) 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. The application deadline each year is September 15th. For more information and the grant application form, go tohttp://www.alan-ya.org/awards/alan-foundation-grant/ Application due September 15.

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