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Chapter Project Grants

Due November 11, 2019

Sigma Tau Delta's Project Grants are designed to encourage local chapters to be innovative in developing projects that further the goals of the Society. The Society will award a limited number of grants, for no more than $500 each, to support local chapter activities. Funds may be requested for separate projects or for parts of larger projects, and chapters should explore ways to use Project Grants in combination with funds secured from other sources. Funds may be requested for ongoing projects, but there is no guarantee that projects funded during one grant period will receive funding in future grant periods. 

Joint NEHS Project Grants


Joint project grants are designed to encourage local chapters of Sigma Tau Delta (colleges and universities) and National English Honor Society (high schools) to join together to develop innovative projects that further the shared goals of both organizations. Grants for up to $200 ($100 for each participating chapter) will be available for use in a community literacy project. The project must involve BOTH an existing Sigma Tau Delta chapter and an existing National English Honor Society (NEHS) chapter. Jointly, the two chapters will agree on a project that impacts positively their common community.

Chapters also might explore separately the possibility of procuring additional funding from regular Project Grants available from Sigma Tau Delta and NEHS, as well as seeking funds from other sources to augment joint project resources. Funds may be requested for ongoing projects, but there is no guarantee that projects funded during one grant period will receive funding in future grant periods.

Lambda Iota Tau (LIT) Research Grants

Due April 6, 2020

LIT Research Grants are designed to support individual members at the undergraduate or graduate level as they complete original research that furthers the goals of the Society. Grant money of up to $1,000, with up to $500 for runners-up, will support travel to and use of archives or collections important to their research. The winning applicants will demonstrate the relevance of the research to English and English-related fields, and may also describe the effect on current coursework, future research, or career pursuits. Each applicant will identify goals, propose outcomes, and estimate specific costs for the research travel. Students may not request grant money for research supported by a previous LIT Research Grant. Any members interested in support for summer or study abroad programs would apply for those scholarships rather than for a LIT Research Grant.

Between March 2 and April 6, 2020, applicants may use the Sigma Tau Delta AwardSpring platform to apply for this grant.

Classroom Library Grants

Due June 22, 2020

The Classroom Library Grants are also intended to support our members who have entered the field of teaching and need material support to help achieve these goals through their work in the classroom by providing their students with a library in their own classrooms, especially where access to school or public libraries or to books in the home may be limited.

The Society will award up to five grants of $400 each per year to help members of Sigma Tau Delta and NEHS Advisors who have been teaching in the classroom for five years or fewer. That is, applicants may or may not be recent college graduates; the Classroom Library Grant is intended to help new teachers, whether in their first years out of college or in the first years of a second career, to build a classroom library for their students.