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.

For additional information, contact committees@reading.org

Award Recipients

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

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

2006

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

2005

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

2004

Michelle Commeyras
Helen Inyega

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

2003

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

2002

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

2000-2001

—Not Given—

1999

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

1998

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

1997

—Not Given—

1996

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

1994-1995

—Not Given—

1993

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

1992

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

1991

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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