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IRA William S. Gray Citation of Merit

Award to Recognize a USA or International Individual
for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Reading

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International Reading Association

Deadline Date:

01/15/15

Description:

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Award to honor and recognize a USA or international individual for outstanding contributions as a leader within the field of reading. The awardee must be a member of the funding source and must demonstrate an excellent influence on students, teachers, colleagues, children, and parents through instruction, lectures, writings, and/or research.

The awardee must also demonstrate the following characteristics:

(A) Initiation and development of original ideas that have increased knowledge and understanding of the reading process and/or improved practices in reading instruction and development;

(B) Selfless dedication and tireless efforts, encouragement and inspiration, unassuming devotion; service as a prophet (rather than a profiteer) in furthering the development of the field of reading;

(C) Outstanding contributions to the design and implementation of reading courses; outstanding lectures, over a long period, for reading professionals;

(D) The production of definitive material or important restructuring of existing material with exhaustive coverage of the given field, and outstanding contributions from the point of view of communication - brilliant pedagogy in print; and

(E) Superior service in several important capacities in reading, e.g. as teacher, scholar, researcher, psychologist, linguist, supervisor, author, lecturer, critic, administrator, counselor, or clinician.

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GrantWatch ID#: 149430

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The IRA William S. Gray Citation of Merit is awarded to a nationally or internationally known person for outstanding contributions to the field of reading.

Nominees must be members of the IRA. For further information regarding membership, please click here: http://www.reading.org/general/Membership.aspx.

Pre-Application Information:

Click here to access the online application: http://fs6.formsite.com/intntlreading/form51/index.html.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For additional information, contact committees@reading.org.

Mailing Address:
International Reading Association
IRA William S. Gray Citation of Merit
800 Barksdale Road
Newark, DE 19711

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