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Doctoral Student Mini-Grant


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The Literacy Research Center and Clinic awards four doctoral student mini-grants each academic year. Each mini-grant awards up to $750.00 for literacy-related research and/or travel purposes related to that research. These mini-grants are made possible by the generosity of Donne and Sue Fisher.

Application Process

Submit an application letter, including the following information:

  • First and last name, department affiliation, and anticipated degree
  • A short title or topic of research work
  • In the case of travel, provide the location and name of the conference
  • An abstract of no more than 250 words describing the focus and purpose of your research travel or research study.
  • Requested amount (US $750.00 maximum)
  • A statement indicating that you agree to provide a brief follow-up report explaining the outcome(s) of your grant award should you receive the grant

Two mini-grants will be awarded during the fall semester, and two will be awarded during the spring semester. Applications for the fall must be submitted by September 15th. Applications for the spring must be submitted by February 15th.

Doctoral students are only eligible to receive one award each year.

Grant guidelines:
For more information on grant eligibility, submissions, and deadlines please download the Donne and Sue Fisher Doctoral Student Mini-Grant in Literacy Guidlines.

For any additional information or details contact Executive Director Amy Spiker. 307-766-2367

Reporting Process

All LRCC-affiliated projects need to be reported on regularly. One report is required each semester until project completion. To submit a report please fill out and electronically submit this document to Anaya Yates (

Reports will be used to share the work of the LRCC with the Literacy Faculty, the College of Education, the LRCC Advisory Boards, donors, and other stakeholders. Information about the projects will also be provided on the LRCC website.

Recent Recipients

Adeline Borti

Anna Shur
Katy Brock & Rhett Epler
Dilnoza Khasilova
Karen Ventura Kalen

Tia Frahm
Adeline Borti
Dilnoza Khasilova

Katy Brock
Lori Howe
Franziska Isabel Peterson



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