Nila Banton Smith Research Dissemination Support Grant

The Nila Banton Smith Research Dissemination Support Grant will provide funding of up to US$4,000 to assist any International Reading Association member, including student members, working on a research dissemination activity, (e.g., a literature review, meta-analysis, monograph, or other work) designed to disseminate research to the educational community. Funds may be requested to support various expenses associated with the proposed research dissemination project, including salary support. The project must be completed within one year of the presentation of the award.

This grant is no longer available.

The Nila Banton Smith Research Dissemination Support Grant was first awarded in 1991 and the final in 2011.

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Award Recipients


Cheri Williams, University of Cincinnati and Connie Mayer, York University
"Writing Development in Young Deaf Children: A Review of the Literature"


Lauren Capotosto
Harvard Graduate School of Education
A Meta-Analysis of Teaching Comprehension-Oriented Reading Strategies to Less-Skilled College Readers


Amy Johnson
University of South Carolina
Literacy-in-Persons: Becoming Literate in the Rural South


Lori Fredericks
Georgia State University
Exploring a culturally relevant approach to extensive reading in Tajikistan


Michelle Commeyras and Lone Elizabeth Olebile
University of Georgia
A review of the language of literacy education in Botswana


Marielsa Ortiz
Universidad Católica Cecilio Acosta, Venezuela
Dissemination of research about literacy learning for children who are deaf or hard of hearing


Laurie A. Henry
University of Connecticut
Investigation of literacy skills and strategies used while searching for information on the Internet: A comprehensive review and synthesis of research


Michelle Commeyras
Helen Inyega

University of Georgia, Athens
An integrative review of research on teaching reading in Kenyan primary schools


Robert Fecho
University of Georgia, Athens
Finding our way in the complexity of critical inquiry: A teacher-researcher community of novice and experienced teachers


Josephine Peyton Young
Arizona State University
Boys, masculinities, and literacy: Stories about boys in literacy classrooms


—Not Given—


Stephen R. Burgess
Southwestern Oklahoma State
Examining the influence of the preschool home literacy environment on literacy and language development: A meta-analysis and path analytic review


Barbara J. Guzzetti
Arizona State University
Gender and culture as influences on the development of literacies: An integrative review of the literature


—Not Given—


Anne McGill-Franzen
State University of New York
Four children, four years in school


—Not Given—


Andrea V. Davis
Dorcas Place Parent Literacy
The use of shared literature experiences in fostering parent-child communication and understanding within the context of family literacy programs


M. Cecil Smith
Northern Illinois University
The ecology of skillful adult reading


Ralph Omojuwa
University of Calabar, Nigeria
Literacy and reading extension services: Guidelines on planning, running and evaluating literacy programs and workshops in Nigeria
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