Every year chapters embark on various projects in support of our Society’s mission: encouraging interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities; promoting all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing; and fostering literacy. Did you know that your chapter could be eligible to receive funding from Sigma Tau Delta to support you in your ventures? Every year Sigma Tau Delta awards a limited number of Chapter Project Grants, for no more than $500 each, to support local chapter activities.
Take a look at the 2017-2018 Sigma Tau Delta Chapter Project Grant recipients’ accounts of their experiences to see what opportunities may be available for you.
Writing Contest for Secondary Schools
The Alpha Omicron Delta Chapter promoted writing in their local primary and secondary schools by hosting a creative writing contest.
The Alpha Gamma Kappa Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Shepherd University hosted “Poetry Fest 2018,” a festival dedicated to exactly what it sounds like: celebrating poetry!
AuthorShip! Writing Contest
Shippensburg University continues on with its AuthorShip! writing contest, honoring twelve winners for their writing in a variety of different categories.
Little Free Library
Western Illinois University Sigma Tau Delta members braved less than ideal weather to begin restoring the Little Free Library: a small library box outside the Macomb YMCA containing children’s books that can be taken and returned by anyone at no charge.
Common Reader Community Discussion
The Franklin Pierce University chapter organized a book club with RiverMead Life Care Community to read Cristina Henríquez’s The Book of Unknown Americans.
English Careers Event
The University of New Haven chapter hosts a career workshop featuring speakers using English degrees in creative ways.
Sigma Tau Delta Project Grants
Sigma Tau Delta’s Project Grants are designed to encourage local chapters to be innovative in developing projects that further the goals of the Society. The Society will award a limited number of grants, for no more than $500 each, to support local chapter activities. Funds may be requested for separate projects or for parts of larger projects, and chapters should explore ways to use Project Grants in combination with funds secured from other sources. Funds may be requested for ongoing projects, but there is no guarantee that projects funded during one grant period will receive funding in future grant periods.
Applications must be complete and received by November 5. No late submissions will be accepted. Award winners will be notified by November 30, with one-half of the awarded funds available immediately; the other half when a final project report is filed.