National Writing Project

Applications Being Accepted for the 2002 Fred Hechinger Award

By: NWP Staff
Publication: The Voice, Vol. 7, No. 3
Date: May-June 2002

Summary: The Fred Hechinger Award is presented annually to a teacher who makes significant connections between research and classroom practice. Application deadline: July 1, 2002.


Applications are now being accepted for the 2002 Fred Hechinger Award, which is presented annually to a teacher who—through classroom practice, workshop presentations, and professional writing—makes significant connections between research and classroom practice.

The Fred Hechinger Award was established in 1997 to honor Hechinger, the late New York Times correspondent and co-chair of the former Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy (CSWL) National Advisory Board.

Teacher-applicants should send a portfolio of materials including:

  • a current resume; 
  • articles they have written that describe how they link research and classroom practice; 
  • a one- to two-page cover letter contextualizing the materials they have submitted by explaining how they show connections between research and teaching and reasons for including them in the portfolio.

A committee consisting of university-based researchers, former CSWL advisors, and NWP site directors and teacher-consultants will review the applications and select this year's recipient, who will be presented with the award at the NWP Annual Meeting, in Atlanta, in November 2002.

Those interested in applying for the award should send application materials to: National Writing Project (Attention: Fred Hechinger Award), 2105 Bancroft Way #1042, Berkeley, California 94720-1042. For more information, phone 510/642-0963 or email

Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2002.


"Paul Allison Named 2000 Fred Hechinger Award Winner," by Amy Bauman, The Voice, January-February 2001.

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