The Children's Literature Assembly Research Award provides grants of $1,000 for original research addressing significant questions related to the field of children's literature. Contingent upon available funds, as many as two grants may be awarded. Projects may be carried out using any research method or approach so long as the focus of the project is related to the field of children's literature.
All applicants must be current members of the Children’s Literature Assembly (CLA). Elected board members and CLA officers are precluded from applying to CLA monetary awards, including this CLA Research Award. CLA members in volunteer positions, committee members, etc. are welcome to apply. Successful applicants may reapply every three years. Priority is given to members who have not previously won this financial award or the Bonnie Campbell Hill financial award within the past five years.
All applications are blind-reviewed by children’s literature scholars who serve on either the Endowment Fund Committee or the Children’s Literature Assembly Board. Other children’s literature scholars might also be invited to review applications. Each application will be blind-reviewed by three scholars.
The 2018 CLA Research Award recipient will be announced during the 2018 NCTE Convention.