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Path Breaker Award (2019)
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The Path Breaker Award is given in recognition of collaborative research by a  scholar and graduate student who co-author an article related to giftedness, creativity, or talent that is published in a journal not traditionally or regularly focused on these fields. The Path Breaker Award is designed to reward scholars in our field for  publishing in journals that would not traditionally include articles with a focus on gifted, talented, or creative populations . The article should be published in the last two years (2016-2018).

Selection Criteria (in the following order of importance, beginning with most important):

  •  Quality of the article (new data or analysis of existing data, strong methodology, etc.).
  • Prestige of journal in which the article has been accepted.
  •  The compelling arguments of the submitted rationale.

Those nominating individuals for the Path Breaker Award should send their submissions to Hope Wilson ( hope.e.wilson@unf.edu) by February 1st, 2019

 
 
Graduate Student Travel Award (2019)
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The Graduate Student Travel Award is awarded to graduate students who are first author on an accepted paper that has been judged excellent by the reviewer.  The award is up to $750, reimbursable after presentation and paper upload if selected.

Selection Criteria:

  • Student and first author status
  • A brief letter from the advisor attesting to these
  • The proposal being rated “excellent” by its reviewers. 

Those eligible for the Graduate Student Travel Award will be sent an application. Completed applications should be submitted to Dr. Hope Wilson ( hope.e.wilson@unf.edu) by December 15th, 2018 .

 
 
Michael Pyryt Collaboration Award (2018)
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This award was created to recognize a scholar of giftedness, creativity or talent development and a collaborator who has not previously published scholarship associated with giftedness, creativity, or talent. The award is given to those who seek to promote scholarship in the area of giftedness, creativity, and talent to the larger education research community through collaborations and who concurrently benefit from the insights of important scholars who have not previously studied or written about gifted, talented, or creative populations.

 Eligibility Criteria

The awards is given to collaborators of a paper which meets the following criteria:

  • Publication (may be “In Press”) in a gifted or creativity journal such as Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, Roeper Review, High Ability Studies, Journal of Advanced Academics, Journal of Creative Behavior, or Creativity Research Journal. The paper must have been published after January, 2016.
  • Co-author is post Ph.D., has not previously published in the fields of giftedness, creativity, or talent development, but has a strong history of published scholarship in another field (CV of co-author should be submitted).
  • The potential impact of the work on the fields of giftedness, creativity, or talent development should be significant.

Nomination Process and Timelines

  • Award candidates may be nominated or self-nominate.
  • Nominations must be submitted electronically as a pdf and include a copy of the paper, a one-page rationale describing the potential impact of the work on the fields of giftedness, creativity, or talent development, and a CV of the co-author.
  • Applications will be due January 26, 2018.

Selection Criteria

  • Quality of the article (including methods, data, findings, and publication venue
  • Quality of the collaborator as evidenced by CV
  • Potential impact of the scholarship

Form of Recognition

  • Cash award of $250 for the first 2 authors of the winning paper
  • Plaque for each scholar
  • Recognition at the SIG business meeting

Electronic pdf submissions must be sent to the chair of the awards committee, Marcia Gentry (mgentry@purdue.edu) by 5 p.m. CST on January 26, 2018. Please use Michael Pryrt Award as the subject line of the email.

 
 
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The AERA Special Interest Group for Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent gives three awards to deserving colleagues in the research community.  The Michael Pyryt Collaboration Award and Path Breaker Award are given on alternating years and the Graduate Student Travel Award is given annually.
 
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