The Benefits of Being an IRSCL Member

The Benefits of Being an IRSCL Member

Members Only Section

The Members Only Section includes access to a copy of the IRSCL Membership Directory, a global Who’s Who of children’s literature research.

To access the Members Only area, you will need the password. This password should be provided to you upon approval of your membership application, or upon your membership renewal. Please contact the web administrator if you have not received your password.


As a member of IRSCL, you will be privy to new and exciting information about children’s literature and childhood studies, and other activities by the society and its members. You may also send your announcements and news to the society’s membership listserv. Please email your message to To view the listserv archives, go to Jiscmail. If you have any questions about the listserv, please contact the membership assistant.

Awards and Grants

As an IRSCL member, you are eligible to be nominated for the IRSCL Award, which honours distinguished work in the field of children’s literature research published in the two (calendar) years prior to the Congress at which it is awarded. For more information see the Awards page.

IRSCL members are also eligible to apply for both research and travel grants. For more information see the Grants page.

We encourage non IRSCL members to join our academic community. IRSCL is committed to being a welcoming academic space, regardless of the academic experience or nationality of its members. IRSCL members pay discounted registration fees at IRSCL biennials and have access to a global community of scholars working in the field of Children’s Literature and Media. As an IRSCL member, you will receive 3 issues of the journal International Research in Children’s Literature (IRCL), aside from having the opportunity to participate in mentoring workshops with some of the best scholars in the field. IRSCL members continuously receive information via the society’s Listserv, which keeps them updated about current relevant events in the field. IRSCL members are also eligible for IRSCL awards, travel grants, and to occupy a position in the society’s Board. We strongly believe that all of the aforementioned elements can contribute to the professional development and career-building of its members, with the support of colleagues from all over the world.