Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide a forum within AERA for the involvement of individuals drawn together by a common interest in a field of study, teaching, or research when the existing divisional structure may not directly facilitate such activity. The Association provides SIGs program time at the Annual Meeting, publicity, scheduling, staff support, viability, and the prestige of AERA affiliation.

SIG Information

2023–2024 Directory of SIGs: 
A–G | H–Q | R–Z
Non-members, please click here to become a member of AERA and one or more SIGs or to renew your AERA and SIG memberships. Current AERA members can add individual SIGs to their membership by clicking “Login,” entering their user name and password, and clicking on “Purchase Additional SIG Memberships” in their My AERA page.

List of AERA-Approved Awards (PDF)

New SIG Petition:
Petition to form a new SIG
Any group of 75 or more active AERA members may petition to establish a new SIG related to a specific topic or area of research that is not a primary focus of any existing SIG or Division of AERA. Click here to access the online SIG Formation Petition. Please submit between August 1 and September 15, 2024. 

SIG Executive Committee

Chair: Verónica Valdez,
Current Roster 

Resources for SIG Officers

SIG officers can visit this page to find useful handbooks and forms.
Click here for Resources for SIG Officers 


Please contact the Governance office at if you have any questions.