Diane Lapp & James Flood Professional Collaborator Award

The International Literacy Association (ILA) Diane Lapp & James Flood Professional Collaborator Award recognizes an ongoing professional collaboration between two or more people who regularly contribute to the professional knowledge base of literacy educators. The projects and research described must be complete as of the date of the application. No projects or research planned for future implementation will be accepted.

Submission Timeline

  • Open Date: Rolling
  • Deadline: Though submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, the cutoff for the 2022 awards cycle is March 15, 2022. (Note: All submissions received after this date will be held for consideration the following award year.)
  • Applicants are notifed of the results via email by mid-June.

Criteria

  • Nominees must have current ILA membership.
  • Collaborations between two or more people are eligible to be nominated or self-nominated.
  • Nominees must be commonly associated as a professional team.
  • Nominees must be recognized in the education community as friends.
  • Nominees must have worked on multiple projects and put forth several contributions of an enduring and positive impact to the evolving field of literacy education through work in literacy research and practice (may be represented by a single publication, a series of publications, or a substantial field-based project that focuses on new literacies, literacy collaborations, or literacy engagement) over a period of at least five years.
  • Projects and research must qualify as significant in collaboration and impact around literacy.
  • Projects and research described must be complete as of the date of the application. No projects or research planned for future implementation will be accepted.

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NOMINEE'S CONTACT INFORMATION: Collaborations between two or more people are eligible to be nominated or self-nominated. Enter contact information for each nominee.

* Required Information

Nominee #1

Current Professional Role
 

Nominee #2

Current Professional Role
 

If you have additional nominees, please include their name and email address below.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Materials should be uploaded as individual documents. Failure to upload all items will result in your application being unsubmitted.

  • Rationale for Recommendation: Provide a description of the individuals, institutions, or collaboration contributions in literacy (maximum of two single-spaced pages).
  • Evidence and Impact: Provide evidence that the contributors have worked on multiple projects and put forth several contributions of an enduring and positive impact to the evolving field of literacy education through work in literacy research and practice.
  • Curriculum Vitae: Provide nominees' professional vitas.

To upload your files, please select Choose File to locate your document in your files and then select Open to attach to the form. Please note that PDFs are preferred.

If you are unable to upload files, please send documents via email to ILAAwards@reading.org.




CHECKLIST

Use this checklist to be sure you have completed and submitted all sections of your application correctly before clicking on Submit. Review your submission carefully. You will not be able to update or edit your submission after you submit it. You will be informed if your application encountered any errors.

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