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ChLA Hannah Beiter Graduate Student Research Grants
The Hannah Beiter Graduate Student Research Grants were established to honor the memory of Dr. Hannah Beiter, a long-time supporter of student participation in the Children's Literature Association. The Beiter Grants have a combined maximum fund of up to $5,000 per year, and individual awards may range from $500 to $1,500, based on the number and needs of the winning applicants. The grants are awarded for proposals of original scholarship with the expectation that the undertaking will lead to publication or a conference presentation and contribute to the field of children's literature criticism.
Beiter grant funds are not intended as income to assist in the completion of a graduate degree (e.g., applied to tuition), but as support for research that may be related to the dissertation or master's thesis. The award may be used to purchase supplies and materials (e.g., books, videos, equipment), as research support (photocopying, etc.), to underwrite travel to special collections or libraries, or for time release. Winners must either be members of the Children's Literature Association or join the association before they receive any funds. Winners should acknowledge ChLA in any publication resulting from the award.
Proposals should take the form of a single Word document and include the following information:
Letters of Reference: Two letters of reference, one of which must be from the applicant's dissertation or thesis advisor, attesting specifically to the significance of the project and to the applicant's capacity to complete it.
Only applications that are complete and received as of midnight on February 1, annually, will be considered. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to acknowledge receipt of proposal.