The IATE Research Committee is currently accepting applications for Paul Jacobs Research Awards. Members of IATE considering any form of research in English language, literature, writing, speaking, or teaching are encouraged to apply. The research may be part of a candidate’s work on a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, or the project may be unrelated to any work connected to one’s graduate studies. The Research Committee will consider proposals from teachers and school administrators, as well as from full-time students seeking advanced degrees. Professionals who have thought about conducting a research project in the past but who have hesitated because of lack of funding may find in the Paul Jacobs Award the financial backing necessary to complete their work. The Research Committee can grant an award for a maximum of 500 dollars.
It is surprisingly easy to apply for an award. Here is how to do it:
Write a brief proposal which includes the following:
Mail the proposal to IATE Research Committee, 4240 English, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois 61790-4240.
Applications for awards to be reviewed at the spring Executive Committee Meeting must arrive at IATE headquarters at Illinois State University no later than March 1. The members of the IATE Research Committee anticipate that recipients of the Paul Jacobs Award will be able to share their completed research at an IATE Fall Conference or through publication in the Illinois English Bulletin.