Moroccan Literacy Project Award


As part of Year of Morocco at KSU, the Bagwell College of Education and the KSU Library System are collaborating on a Multiple Literacies in Morocco Speaker Series and a Student Literacy Project Award.

Two student research projects on the topic of “Multiple Literacies in Morocco” will be selected for presentation at the international conference on March 15 - 16, 2019 on KSU’s campus. These projects are intended to help increase awareness of literacy initiatives in Morocco as well as an overall understanding of Moroccan culture.

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit proposals for research and/or creative projects that explore the broad themes of literacy in Morocco. Literacy is broadly envisioned as both the reading, writing, and school-based literacies and other forms of literacy -- geographic/spatial literacy, visual literacy, civic literacy, spiritual literacies, etc.

Students are encouraged to work with a Bagwell College of Education faculty member and take advantage of two special book collections for the Year of Morocco -- KSU Library System booklist and The Bagwell College of Education Literacy Center booklist. Booklists can be obtained by contacting representative faculty and staff members. Students can also consult the Year of Morocco Libguide at:

Sample project ideas include:

  • Analyses of children’s books, televisions shows, curricular content related to culture, gender, racial, language biases or stereotypes
  • Development of a lesson plan and/or teaching idea related to Year of Morocco themes and multiple literacies
  • Design a project to promote literacy in Morocco such as a school library or a reading club


Two honorarium awards of $250 each will be granted to selected projects, with one designated for undergraduate student(s) and one for a graduate student. Each award recipient will present their research at the Year of Morocco Conference on March 15-16, 2019. The maximum award for a single research project is $250, which will be divided among students in the case of a group research project.

Project Submissions:

    1. Submit the title of the presentation
    2. Submit one abstract of the proposal/project submission per project no more than 250 words including the main purpose/goal/research question to be addressed
    3. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered
    4. Award is available only to currently enrolled students
    5. Student award recipients are required to give a 20 minutes presentation at the Year of Morocco conference
    6. Students award recipients must have attended at least two Year of Morocco lectures sponsored by the Bagwell College of Education and KSU Library System
    • November 30, 2018 - Proposal abstracts are due.
      - Submit abstract as .doc or docx from your KSU email to or
      - Use subject line: ”YourName_YearofMorocco_LiteracySubmission”
    • Early December 2018 - Joint BCOE Bagwell College of Education and the KSU Library committee will review abstracts. The accepted projects will be publicly announced at the February Year of Morocco Library and College of Education event. Notification will be sent to winners via their KSU email
    • February 28, 2019 - Final research projects are due.
      - Submit it to or

    *Please note that if selected, presentation at the Year of Morocco conference is required to receive the research award.