International Sponsorship Grant

The International Committee assembles a special country focus panel at the Association's annual conference and selects the recipient of ChLA's International Sponsorship Grant.  The CFP for the 2017 follows:

Call for Papers:
International Committee Focus Panel Session
September 15, 2016

44th Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference
Hosted by The University of South Florida

Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel

June 22-24, 2017 

The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association is planning a special country focus panel on Cuba, to be presented at the 44th Children’s Literature Association Conference, held in Tampa, Florida, and hosted by The University of South Florida from June 22 through 24, 2017.  The committee invites paper proposals that focus on any aspect of Cuban children’s literature including Cuban children’s literature created in the Diaspora.  The Committee is especially interested in proposals that address the conference theme of “Imagined Futures.” (Please see the definition of the conference theme at

Two abstracts will be selected, and the authors will be awarded a travel grant of $500 each. Those papers selected for the International Focus panel will accompany a presentation by the Cuban Distinguished Scholar who will be invited by the Committee to present at the conference. 

Send 500-word abstracts accompanied by up to 250-word bios to the International Committee, Children’s Literature Association, at with the subject line “International Committee Paper Submission.”  The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2016. 

Authors of proposals selected for the panel will be notified by October 1, 2016.  The International Committee encourages those scholars who are not selected for the International Focus panel to submit an abstract through the general Call for Proposals so that Cuban children's literature will become part of other panels at the conference. The call deadline for the 2017 ChLA conference is October 15, 2016.

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