Grants & Awards

ALAN sponsors a number of grants and awards. Click the titles below for more information.

WORKSHOP GRANTS FOR NEW ATTENDEES

SMITH/CARLSEN GRANT
The Smith/Carlsen Grant supports the attendance of a graduate student working in English Education, Literacy Education and/or Young Adult Literature to attend the ALAN Workshop.

CART/CAMPBELL GRANT
The Cart/Campbell Grant offers funding and complimentary registration for practicing librarians toward attendance at the annual two-­day ALAN Workshop.

RESEARCH GRANT

ALAN FOUNDATION GRANT
Members of ALAN may apply to the ALAN Foundation for funding (up to $1,500) for research in young adult literature.

AWARDS

Ted Hipple Service Award
The Ted Hipple Service Award is given each year to an individual who has contributed to the ALAN organization.

The ALAN Award
Almost from its inception, ALAN has given the ALAN Award to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature.

The Walden Award
The Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award is an award in the United States for a book that exemplifies literary excellence, widespread appeal, and a positive approach to life in young adult literature.

The Konigsberg Award
The Konigsberg Award is presented annually to an individual who has acted in selfless advocacy of marginalized youth through the creation, teaching, funding or other form of promotion of young adult literature.

The Teri Lesesne Award
The Teri Lesesne Award honors an individual for Mentorship and Leadership in Young Adult Literature.