ChLA Awards

Award Description Deadline
Anne Devereaux Jordan Award Recognizes significant contributions in scholarship and/or service to the field of children's literature. October 1
Article Award Awarded annually by the Children's Literature Association to recognize outstanding articles focusing on a literary, historical, theoretical, or cultural examination of children's texts and/or children's culture. November 1 
Book Award Awarded annually by the Children's Literature Association to recognize outstanding book-length contributions to children's literature history, scholarship, and criticism. On Going
Carol Gay Award The Children's Literature Association presents the Carol Gay Award annually for outstanding papers on children's literature by undergraduate students. February 1
Edited Book Award Awarded annually by the Children's Literature Association to recognize an essay collection that makes a distinct or significant contribution to our understanding of youth literature from a literary, cultural, historical or theoretical perspective.  On Going
Graduate Student Essay Award The awards comprise both a Ph.D. level award and a separate master’s level award.  February 1
Mentoring Award The award recognizes excellence in mentoring taking place within the ChLA and extending beyond the boundaries of the mentor's own university. February 1
Judith Plotz Emerging Scholar Award Awarded annually by the Children's Literature Association to recognize outstanding articles of literary criticism by new, never-before-published article authors.  November 1
Phoenix Award The award, given to a book originally published in the English language, is intended to recognize books of high literary merit, which never won award at the time publication, and which is still worthy of recognition.  On Going
Phoenix Picture Book Award Recognizes a picture book published twenty years previously that did not win a major award at that time, but that the committee has determined to be of lasting value. On Going

 

ChLA Grants

Grant
Description
Deadline
Beiter Grant 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. February 1
Diversity Research Grant Supports research related to children’s and young adult cultural artifacts (including media, culture, and texts) about populations that have been traditionally underrepresented or marginalized culturally and/or historically. February 1
Faculty Research Grant The grants are awarded for proposals dealing with criticism or original scholarship with the expectation that the undertaking will lead to publication and make a significant contribution to the field of children's literature in the area of scholarship or criticism. February 1
International Sponsorship Grant The International Committee actively pursues the internationalization of North American children's literature research by broadening the spectrum of primary and secondary literature discussed at the annual meetings and in the publications of ChLA. September 15
 
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