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 2018-2019 Sigma Tau Delta Chapter Project Grant recipients’ accounts of their experiences to see what opportunities may be available for you.
When Words Come to Life
Alpha Chi Phi, Dalton State College’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, collected 502 books for the local Boys and Girls Club in Dalton, GA, in support of literacy.
Leo’s Little Free Library
The Alpha Alpha Alpha Chapter Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Saint Leo University built a little free library create a renewed interest in reading for their student body.
Online Tutoring Partnership
The Eta Rho Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Stockton University established an online tutoring platform to assist their community of commuters and non-traditional students who are unable to attend the on-campus writing center.
Restocking the Military Resource Center’s Lending Library
The Alpha Upsilon Phi Chapter Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at the University of North Georgia, Gainsville helped to restock their Military Resource Center’s Lending Library.
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 11, 2019. No late submissions will be accepted. Award winners will be notified by November 30, 2018, with one-half of the awarded funds available immediately; the other half when a final project reflection is submitted. The Final Project Reflection is due May 1, 2020.
Sigma Tau Delta Project Grant Resources
Past Project Grant Reports
- “Books and Beyond”: A New Spin on Story Time
- Chapter Project Grant: Bridging the Gap Between High School and College Writing
- AuthorSHIP Project Grant: Encouraging Young Minds to Write!
- Writing Contest for Secondary Schools
- Poetry Fest
- AuthorShip! Writing Contest
- Little Free Library
- Common Reader Community Discussion
- English Careers Event