1. Research Description
The description of the proposed research should be as specific as possible (up to 15 pages, not including references, typed in double-spaced, 12-point font or higher) and include (in this order) the following items:
- Research Question: Identify the research question, problem, or hypothesis being studied.
- Rationale for the Research: Provide a detailed rationale for the study. Relate the proposed research question to relevant, supporting research literature and data, and indicate how previous research and theoretical frameworks inform and justify the proposed research. The rationale should address the potential significance of the research on reading research and practice.
- Literature Review: What do you already know about the question from any professional literature and from your own experiences that will help you with the project? (Please include citations.)
- Methodology: Describe the method to be applied and include a description of subjects, materials, and procedures where appropriate. (10,000 characters maximum). Consider the following:
- Population or data resource
- Sample methods (procedures and description as appropriate)
- Data collection or observation procedures including instruments
- Procedures (materials, detailed timeline, and work plan)
- Data analysis (framework and method)
- Research Significance: Discuss the potential impact of your work on research and practice in literacy, addressing what populations will benefit and in what ways.
2. Curriculum Vitae
Describe your professional experience, education, and publications to date or in preparation. Substitute the submitter's name with the word Author. (Do not include any identifying information). Also, if coapplicants are included in the application, the primary applicant will need to upload the coapplicant's curriculum vitae.
Please provide complete bibliographic information for all sources cited in the proposal. References should be formatted using American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition style. To accommodate the blind review process, if the submitter's own publications are cited, the submitter should substitute the word Author in the citations (e.g., Author, 2019) and substitute all coauthor names with Coauthor (e.g., Author, Coauthor, 2019).