ELATE James Moffett Award

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ELATE James Moffett Award

In conjunction with the National Writing Project, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)’s English Language Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE) is pleased to offer the ELATE James Moffett Award. The award is open to K-12 classroom teachers and American students who are actively enrolled on a full-time basis.

The purpose of this Moffett Award is to support teacher research projects that further the spirit and scholarship of James Moffett. A very generous bursary (up to $1,000 and a certificate) is available to successful applicants.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • K-12 classroom teachers
  • Be an American Student
  • All applicants must be actively enrolled on a full-time basis

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit their proposals to cee@ncte.org


Applications for the Moffett Award should be in the form of a proposal for a project that one or more K-12 classroom teachers wish to pursue and must include:

  • A cover page that includes the applicant’s name, work and home telephone numbers and addresses, email address, a brief profile of the applicant’s current school and students, and a brief teaching history (when and where the applicant has taught)
  • A proposal (not more than 5 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font) that includes an introduction and rationale for the work (What is the problem or question to be studied? How might such a study influence the project teacher’s practice and potentially the practice of other teachers? Why is such a project important?).
  • A description of the connection to the spirit and scholarship of James Moffett; initial objectives for the study (realizing these might shift during the project)
  • A clear, focused project description that includes a timeline (What will be done? When? How? By whom?)
  • A method of evaluating the project (What indicators might reviewers note that suggest the work was valuable to the researcher and to other teachers?) and
  • A narrative budget (How will the money be spent?).
  • A letter of support from someone familiar with the applicant’s teaching and perceived ability to implement and assess the proposed project


Award winners receive:

  • A certificate designating the individual as the recipient of the ELATE James Moffett Memorial Award
  • A monetary award (up to $1,000) to be used toward implementation of the proposed project

Application Deadline:

  • Offers to begin studying at NCTE’s English Language Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE), in conjunction with the National Writing Project in the year 2018 will be assessed after the current application closing date on 2018-09-19.
  • Submit proposals by September 19, 2018.

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