The Wirth-Santoro Award for Literacy Research is a $1,000 grant established to encourage and support advanced-studies research in literacy instruction by promising scholars. This award has been established in remembrance of Ethel Wirth and Ida Santoro to honor their dedication to literacy instruction and their commitment to the Connecticut Association for Reading Research (CARR). The excellence of the proposal will be a primary consideration in the selection process. Application is open to doctoral, masters, and post-masters candidates. The award is intended to support a study in progress or a recently completed study that is deemed worthy of dissemination and recognition in the field. Applications should include a letter of nomination* from a faculty sponsor who has or had oversight responsibilities for research. Applicants are limited to one application per year.
Applications are read by scholars in the field and are due for review by February 20. Awardees are notified in March and winners are honored at the Annual CARR Breakfast in May.