This fellowship is a US$5,000 grant established to encourage and support reading research by promising scholars. Its special emphasis is to support research efforts in the following areas: beginning reading (theory, research, and practice that improves the effectiveness of learning to read); readability (methods of predicting the difficulty of texts); reading difficulty (diagnosis, treatment, and prevention); stages of reading development; the relation of vocabulary to reading; and diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability. Applicants must be ILA members.
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a graduate student or a postgraduate student
a university or a four-year college
- Restricted to survivors or dependents of people who died, are missing or were disabled in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
- Both full-time and part-time students
Restricted to students studying