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2019 Educational Change SIG Awards

Every year, the Educational Change Special Interest Group (SIG) gives a Graduate Student Award and an Emerging Scholar Award. There are two Graduate Student Awards that are given in alternate years. 

We are happy to announce that the application processes for the 2019 Emerging Scholar Award and 2019 Graduate Student Travel Award are open.  Please submit your application materials to Osnat Fellus at osnatfellus@gmail.com by January 23, 2019

Educational Change SIG Emerging Scholar Award

Call for applications

The AERA Educational Change Special Interest Group strongly believes in supporting emerging scholars in the field of educational change. Recognizing emerging scholars both highlights their contributions to educational research and introduces their work to the field at large.

The Educational Change SIG Emerging Scholar Award will be presented to an Individual, or individuals, who within the first eight years of the (post doctorate) career as an educational scholar, have demonstrated a strong record of original and significant scholarship related to educational change.

Eligibility Criteria

 The candidate must be a graduate of a Ph.D. or Ed.D. program in education and within the first eight years of his/her career as an educational scholar. The individual must demonstrate a strong record of original and significant scholarship related to educational change.

Application materials

1. An application form including the applicant’s full name, affiliation, contact information, and a short statement of interest of no more than 500 words where the applicant should describe his/her research interests and his/her reasons to apply. 

2. Two Letters of Recommendation from peers or senior scholars familiar with the applicant’s research.

3. The applicant’s Curriculum Vita.

Selection criteria. The selection of the awardee will be based on the following criteria: (a) contribution to the field of educational change; (b) quality of research completed (as exemplified by the application); (c) potential impact of the applicant’s work on the field of educational change.

Award Description 

The Educational Change SIG Emerging Scholar Award is non-monetary. It will be presented in the form of a plaque at the annual business meeting of the Educational Change SIG. The award winner will be announced via the Educational Change SIG listserve, website, and social media, and featured in Lead the Change series June issue.

Application submission and deadline 

Complete application materials should be sent to Osnat Fellus osnatfellus@gmail.com under the heading “Emerging Scholar Award Application.” Applications will be accepted until January 23rd at 11:59pm EST.

In your APPLICATION FORM, please include the following: Name of applicant, Institution, Email address, Phone number, Mailing Address, Statement of Interest and Research Goals. In no more than 500 words explain why you should be selected for the Emerging Scholar Award and how this award will be of professional benefit to you. Include a description of your scholarly interests, research agenda, and research goals.

Educational Change SIG Graduate Student Travel Award

Call for applications

The AERA Educational Change SIG strongly believes in supporting rising academics in the field of educational change as they pursue their research careers. In alternate years, the SIG provides travel funds to one graduate student to attend the annual meeting. Special consideration is given to graduate students who are: (a) first-time attendees, (b) receiving limited or no other form of support to attend AERA, (c) presenting at AERA for the Educational Change SIG, and (d) traveling farther distances or experiencing higher costs to attend AERA.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must be currently enrolled in an Ed.D or a Ph.D. program in education or a graduate who obtained their Ed.D or Ph.D degree in education up to two years prior to March 2019. The student must have conducted exemplary, original research on a topic related to educational change. The applicant must be an AERA member. Interested AERA members will self-apply.

Application materials

An application form including the applicant’s full name, affiliation, contact information, current AERA membership status, and a short statement explaining the applicant’s scholarly work and interest in the award.

Selection criteria

The selection of the awardee will be based on the following criteria: (a) contribution to the field of educational change; (b) quality of research completed (as exemplified by the application); (c) potential impact of the applicant’s work on the field of educational change.

Award Description

The Graduate Student Travel Award consists of a check for $250. The award will be presented at the annual business meeting of the Educational Change SIG, during the 2019 AERA meeting in Toronto. The award winner will be announced via the Educational Change SIG listserve, website, and social media.

Application submission and deadline

Complete application materials should be sent to Osnat Fellus at osnatfellus@gmail.com under the heading Graduate Student Travel Award Application. Applications will be accepted until January 23rd at 11:59pm EST.

In your APPLICATION FORM, please include: Name of applicant, Institution, Email address, Phone number, Mailing Address and please list your top five research experiences related to educational change.

2018 Educational Change SIG Award Winners

Dr. Mireille Hubers, Assistant Professor, Education Science, University of Twente, The Netherlands, received the Emerging Scholar Award. 

Juan Cristóbal García-Huidobro, Doctoral Student, Boston College, received the Graduate Student Research Award.

Thank you to our Awards Committee on their service: Dr. Na Mi Bang (Univ. of Central Arkansas); Ignacio Barrenechea (Univ. of Miami), and Emily Klein (Montclair State Univ.).    

The awards were presented during our Educational Change SIG Business Meeting at AERA New York City.

2017 Educational Change SIG Award Winners

Dr. Jennie Weiner, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Connecticut, received our Emerging Scholar Award. 

Meixi, Doctoral Student, University of Washington, received the Graduate Student Research Award. 

Thank you to our Awards Committee on their service: Drs. Na Mi Bang (Univ. of Central Arkansas); Jeff Blacklock (Midwestern State Univ.), Alma Harris (Univ. of Bath), and Emily Klein (Montclair State Univ.).   

 The awards were presented during our Educational Change SIG Business Meeting at AERA San Antonio, TX.

2016 Educational Change SIG Award Winners

Dr. Santiago Rincon-Gallardo, Post Doctoral Fellow, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (Canada), received our Emerging Scholar Award. 

Na Mi Bang, Doctoral Candidate, The University of Iowa (USA), received the Graduate Student Travel Award. 

We thank our 2016 Awards Committee: Dr. Susan Elliott-Johns, Nipissing University (Canada); Dr. Pak Tee Ng, National Institute of Education (Singapore); and Dr. Chriss Walther-Thomas, Virginia Commonwealth University (USA)

The awards were presented during our Educational Change SIG Business Meeting at AERA Washington, DC.

2015 Educational Change SIG Award Winners

Dr. Chris Brown, the Institute of Education (UK), received our Emerging Scholar Award. 

Michael Thier, the University of Oregon (USA), received the Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award. 

The awards were presented during our Educational Change SIG Business Meeting at AERA Chicago.

 

 

 

 
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