ALEA Research Grant
ALEA provides small grants for schools and teachers who wish to conduct research inquiries with a focus on literacy education and with the support of an academic partner. An Academic Partner is a current ALEA member who currently holds, or recently held, an active researcher status with an institution. Contingent upon available funding, grants of up to $5000 may be awarded per year, although priority will be given to smaller grants in order to support as many research projects as possible. ALEA will also fund early bird registrations for the grant recipient and the academic partner to attend the ALEA National Conference.
Grant studies may be carried out using any research methods so long as the focus of the project is on literacy development and learning within the school context. Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding.
Upon completion of the project the findings must be disseminated in the form of an article for an ALEA journal and/or conference presentation at the ALEA national conference. Recipients should take this into consideration when constructing the budget. (Note that article submissions will be subject to the usual ALEA journal review process.)
All applicants must be individual members of the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association and there must be at least one practising classroom teacher K-12 with fulltime responsibilities. Applicants must include an academic partner who is willing to guide and facilitate and work with the teacher(s) and school throughout the duration of the project.