International Literacy Association

ILA Nila Banton Smith Teacher as Researcher Grant

The International Literacy Association’s Nila Banton Smith Teacher as Researcher Grant is a grant program for teachers who conduct research inquiries in their classrooms. The ILA Nila Banton Smith Teacher as Researcher Grant supports teachers who show outstanding leadership in translating theory and current research into practice in developing content area literacy. This grant is awarded US$5000.

All applicants must be members of the International Literacy Association (ILA) and practicing preK–12 teachers with full time or permanent half time teaching responsibilities. (This includes librarians, Title I teachers, classroom teachers, literacy coaches, and resource teachers, but classroom teachers will be given preference).

Applicants may apply as a collaborative group or individually. Applicants may apply for more than one ILA research grant but may only accept one research award per year. There must be a three-year span before past grant recipients can apply for another ILA Nila Banton Smith Teacher as Researcher Grant. 

Visit website (click on Link below) for Guidelines and the Application.  

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For Grantwriting/Program Development Assistance:

Grants Office  
Phone: (585) 352-2773
Email: [email protected]

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