CLC Grants

The Community Literacies Collaboratory, with the financial support of the Brown Chair in English Literacy, is pleased to announce our first cycle for grants to support literacy organizations and community literacies educators and researchers whose literacies work is consistent with the CLC and Brown Chair’s purpose: to help all people practice literacies more fluently, richly, productively, and joyfully.

We accept grant proposals twice a year: September and February. Proposals for the current cycle are due no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2023, and will be reviewed and rated by the CLC Advisory Board. A response regarding the proposal will be communicated by early April.

We invite applications from any literacy workers with projects aimed to improve literacy learning, experience, and practice in the United States, however, priority will be given to proposals from literacy workers in Arkansas or with projects that include Arkansans in its form and impact.

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Seed & Growth Grants
Seed & Growth grants support new or continuing literacy programs and initiatives that promote or enhance literacy learning and development in community or collaborations of various kinds.

 

Program Examples*
  • school literacy programs
  • adult literacy courses
  • independent/community libraries
  • book clubs
  • writing groups
Eligibility**
  • literacy workers
  • teachers (of children, youth and adults at any level)
  • librarians
  • school counselors
  • parents and others affiliated with an institution or organization, independent of said institution or group
  • individuals committed to literacy work but who have no formal affiliation with an established institution or organization

 

*The proposed initiatives and programs must be free and open to the public. If funds are granted the grantee cannot, in any way, use the funds to generate money for themselves or an organization, institution, or group. 

**Proposals for seed and grow grants from Arkansas-based literacy workers and organizations, including those outside the state with illustrated direct impact on the literacy lives of Arkansas, will be given the priority. However, we are inviting and accepting proposals from people across the nation. In addition, proposals that illustrate direct implications for addressing matters of social justice and equity will also be prioritized.

When uploading your Grant Proposal, please remember that proposals should be uploaded in a single pdf file. Every submission should include:

  • Name and contact information (address, email, phone number). 
  • Project description: describing the purpose, funding request and plans for use, and anticipated outcomes [1500 words, double-spaced]
  • Budget for project
  • Resume/CV of grant applicant(s)
    Literacies Research Grants
    Literacies Research grants support original literacies research and the many costs associated with this work.

     

    Cost Examples
    • transcriptions
    • books
    • travel
    • digital photography/scanning
    • film/video editing
    • events created to collect data for literacy projects (e.g., venue/space rental, food, and beverages for focus groups/programs central to one’s literacy research, etc.)

    *The grants cannot be used to fund any salary or benefits, only approved costs for research. In addition, if funds are granted the grantee cannot, in any way, use the funds to generate money for themselves or an organization, institution, or group.

    Eligibility
    • literacies researchers nationwide, though we will prioritize applications from literacy researchers who are undergraduate and graduate students, non-tenure track faculty, junior faculty, and community educators and community literacy activists
    • we will also prioritize projects that are collaborative by design and/or hold clear scholarly or pedagogical implications for the study, teaching, or practice of community literacies. 

    When uploading your Grant Proposal, please remember that proposals should be uploaded in a single pdf file. Every submission should include:

    • Name and contact information (address, email, phone number). 
    • Project description: describing the purpose, funding request and plans for use, and anticipated outcomes [1500 words, double-spaced]
    • Budget for project
    • Resume/CV of grant applicant(s)

      The call for proposals and criteria for eligibility for CLC grants funded by the Brown Chair are now available.

      Fall deadline: September 30
      Committee response: October 31.

      Spring deadline: February 28
      Committee response: March 31.