CLA Grants and Awards
The Children's Literature Assembly Research Award
The Children's Literature Assembly Research Award provides grants of $1,000 for original research addressing significant questions related to the field of children's literature. Contingent upon available funds, as many as two grants may be awarded. Projects may be carried out using any research method or approach so long as the focus of the project is related to the field of children's literature.
Bonnie Campbell Hill National Literacy Leader Award
Through the Bonnie Campbell Hill National Literacy Award, the Children’s Literature Assembly (CLA) will honor two outstanding teacher leaders annually. The award recognizes the contributions and leadership of the late Bonnie Campbell Hill. Award recipients include classroom teachers, literacy coaches, or teacher educators dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of reading and writing in real world contexts in grades K – 8. The US $2,500 grant is intended to be used for professional development (not for materials, except professional books for a book study). Applicants must be members of both NCTE and CLA. The award is supported by Bonnie Campbell Hill’s family and colleagues.
Please visit the Bonnie Campbell Hill website for more information.
Children’s Literature Assembly Early Career Award
The Children’s Literature Assembly Early Career Award recognizes the work of one early career CLA member who shows extraordinary promise as a researcher and leader in the field of children’s literature. It is awarded every other year.