The Children’s Literature Assembly Early Career Award recognizes the work of one early career individual who shows extraordinary promise as a researcher and leader in the field of children’s literature. It is awarded every other year.
Nominees must have graduated with a doctoral degree no more than seven years prior to the nomination date.
Submitted materials for each nominee as well as the initial letters will be reviewed and voted upon by all committee members. Committee members can include both Board members and regular membership members. Members of the committee are appointed by the Board.
2023 Call for Applications
Nominees must meet the following criteria:
● have been a member of CLA for at least one year prior to nomination; and
● have graduated with a doctoral degree no more than seven years prior to the nomination date.
Eligible members may either self-nominate or be nominated by another CLA member.
The deadline for nomination has elapsed. The next round of applications will be announced in 2025.
CLA Early Career Award
Congratulations to the 2023 Early Career Award recipient: Dr. Josh Coleman!