The Conference on College Composition and Communication is inviting proposals for its Research Initiative, which is designed to advance the organization’s mission to advocate for broad and evolving definitions of literacy, communication, rhetoric, and writing (including multi-modal discourse, digital communication, and diverse language practices) and empower individuals and communities through bold, creative research.
Through the program, grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded in support of proposals designed to investigate key challenges faced by literacy, communication, rhetoric and writing instructors and administrators in their classrooms and programs. Proposals should directly address the impact that the research might have on disciplinary and public discourse about these topics and convey results in at least two final products: one that is addressed to a scholarly audience of researchers and teachers in the field, and one for a clearly specified audience beyond those in the field.
Particular research topics identified by the CCCC include understanding the implications of class size; grading diverse learners in classrooms that respect students’ right to their own languages; assessing the transfer of writing knowledge from dual-credit programs; working with diverse learners in writing and communication programs (e.g., neurodiversity, linguistic diversity, economic diversity, sociocultural diversity); and centering writing and communication research in two-year colleges.
To be eligible, principal investigators must be members of CCCC at the time of submission.
See the Conference on College Composition and Communication website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.