Foundation / Corporation
Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN) Foundation
Grants of up to $750 to USA early-career middle school and high school teachers to attend an annual literature workshop. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to demonstrate their understanding of the importance of young adult literature, as well as how they intend to use young adults books and the resources they acquire at the workshop in their own classroom.
The Gallo Grants were established in 2003 by former ALAN Award and Hipple Award recipient Don Gallo to encourage educators in their early years of teaching to attend the ALAN Workshop for the first time.
The ALAN Workshop is held at the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English on the Monday and Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving Day.
GrantWatch ID#: 172250
Grants provide up to $750 each. In addition to the $750 grant, the registration fee for the workshop will also be covered. Recipients will receive half of the grant ($375) before the workshop. The remaining half of the grant will be disbursed at the end of the ALAN Workshop.
Grants are available to classroom teachers in middle school or high school.
Applicants must be teaching full-time; must have been classroom teachers for less than five years prior to the year in which they are applying; and must not have attended an ALAN Workshop previously.
Membership in ALAN is not required for consideration, though applicants are expected to become ALAN members if they receive this grant.
Applicants must fill out the grant application form and submit an essay of no more than 750 words explaining their interest in Young Adult Literature, what they hope to gain by attending this year’s ALAN Workshop, and how they hope to use the experience in their classrooms in the future. A letter of support must also come from the applicant’s school system.
The deadline for submission is September 1st.
Recipients of Gallo Grants will be notified by October 1st.
Recipients of Gallo Grants are required to submit, within 30 days after the workshop, brief (two-page) anecdotal reports of their ALAN workshop experiences—noting highlights and commenting on the value of the experience personally and professionally, particularly its impact on teaching.
More information about the ALAN Workshop may be found here:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
James Blasingame, ALAN Executive Secretary
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