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Funding Opportunities


Proposal or Pilot (PoP) Grant

We are dedicated to supporting faculty and student research in the area of language and literacy. The PoP Grant is designed to aid in the collection of pilot data for dissertations, theses and other large-scale projects that are part of a students or faculty members’ program of research or outreach. Award amounts may vary depending on need, with a maximum amount per award of $2,000. To be eligible, you must be a CISLL faculty member or student affiliate.

Get more information about PoP Grant for a graduate student affiliate or faculty member

CISLL Outstanding Student Scholar Award (COSSA)

All CISLL graduate student affiliates who are pursuing a doctoral degree and who are conducting scholarly activities associated with language and literacy are eligible to be nominated for the CISLL Outstanding Student Scholar Award. We are committed to creating a new generation of scholars who have a broad perspective on the study of language and literacy. Each year the COSSA is awarded to a student affiliate who best exemplifies CISLL’s mission over the course of their graduate career and shows great promise as a future scholar in the fields represented by CISLL.  

Get more information about the COSSA Award or nominate a student.

Acknowledgement Statement

The research was supported by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL) at Northern Illinois University. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the CISLL.