AERA Providing New Opportunities for Graduate Student Members at 2023 Annual Meeting
AERA Providing New Opportunities for Graduate Student Members at 2023 Annual Meeting

December 2022

AERA has advanced several new initiatives to expand opportunities for AERA graduate student members to participate in the 2023 Annual Meeting and to enhance their engagement and experiences.

AERA has worked to expand the number of specially priced hotel rooms for graduate student members attending the place-based component of the Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 13–16. For 2023, the number of dedicated graduate student room has jumped from over 600 to more than 1,500. The rooms will be available across 19 hotels, including the five headquarter hotels. Rooms will be available at the AERA rate once registration opens on January 10.

AERA also recently announced the 2023 Annual Meeting Graduate Student Assistance Fund to provide support to enable graduate student members of AERA with demonstrated need to offset the cost of attending the place-based component of the 2023 Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 13–16. The deadline for application submissions is January 19, at 11:59 p.m. PT (see related story).

AERA is committed to expanding scholarly opportunities for graduate students as well. The association is piloting a new initiative at the annual meeting called the Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Roundtable Series. The series will provide opportunities for graduate students to present and discuss their work in progress. The roundtable series is directed to graduate students who are actively engaged in research but were not yet ready to advance a paper submission in response to the 2023 Call for Submissions.

The Research-in-Progress Roundtables are open only to graduate students who did not otherwise submit a paper, whether accepted or declined, as an author or co-author for the 2023 Annual Meeting. Up to six roundtable sessions will be held in Chicago during three days of the place-based portion of the Annual Meeting. The Call for Submissions provides additional information about eligibility and submission requirements. Applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on January 9.

“We are excited to further our commitment to those at the beginning of their education research careers to grow intellectually and to develop professionally,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. She also extended her special thanks to members of the AERA Graduate School Council (GSC) whose reflections at the August GSC Retreat contributed to inspiring these new AERA ideas and efforts.