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Professional Development School (PDS) Research Dissertation Scholar Award

Sponsored by the PDS Research SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Purpose: To encourage dissertation research in P-12 educational settings on important problems of practice, professional development, and student outcomes in PDS settings. To provide support to doctoral student researchers who have or are conducting dissertation research on some aspect of PDS efforts. The winner of this award will be introduced to the AERA PDS Research SIG community and will share her/his research at the SIG’s business meeting at the upcoming AERA Annual Meeting, and, if her/his proposal has also been accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting, in a separately scheduled session that will be advertised to the PDS Research SIG membership.

Who may apply? Doctoral students who are engaged in dissertation research that focuses on PDS issues may apply for this award. The applicant must be involved with the PDS-focused research/inquiry project from the inception to the presentation of the findings. At the time of the annual conference, the applicant must not be more than one year past the date of receipt of his/her doctoral degree.Applicants who have not yet graduated are also eligible to apply if data collection and analysis stages of the dissertation work is completed so that there are results to share.If accepted, the awardee is expected to attend AERA, and to present the research at the PDS Research SIG business meeting and, if a proposal has been accepted for presentation at the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting, in a separately scheduled session. The applicant must be a member of the PDS Research SIG.

Selection Criteria: Successful applications clearly (a) demonstrate the potential to make a contribution to the scholarship surrounding professional development schools work, (b) represent scholarship/research situated in a PDS setting that is at any stage of development, and (c) demonstrate the potential for building the foundation of a sustained program of research and inquiry on PDS efforts. All applications will be reviewed by the PDS Research SIG Awards Committee.

Application: To apply for the Professional Development School Research Dissertation Scholar Award, send a description of your research that addresses the three criteria above. The application narrative may not exceed 2000 words. Include the applicant’s name, affiliation, and contact information. Also include a letter of support from the applicant’s dissertation sponsor or committee chair and the applicant’s CV.

Deadline: Extended to February 2, 2021.

 

Submit your application electronically to Diane.Gomez@mville.edu

 


Claudia A. Balach Teacher Researcher Award

PDS Research SIG of AERA

Purpose

To encourage collaborative research in P-12 schools between P-12 faculty and administration and college/university faculty and administration on important challenges of practice, professional development, and student outcomes. To provide support to P-12 researcher(s) who will be introduced to the AERA PDS Research SIG community and might present their research at the upcoming Annual Meeting of AERA.

Who May Apply?

P-12 teacher(s) and administrator(s) may apply for this award, in conjunction with their college/university colleagues. The P-12 applicant(s) must be involved with the research/inquiry project from the inception to the presentation of the findings. If accepted, at least one member of the research project must attend the next AERA Annual Meeting and the PDS Research SIG’s Business Meeting to receive the award. All other members are encouraged to attend the next AERA Annual Meeting and the PDS Research SIG’s Business Meeting. At least one member of the collaborative research project must be an AERA PDSR SIG member.

Selection Criteria

Successful applications will clearly demonstrate adherence to the three criteria: (a) significant contributions to the research by both the P-12 and college/university collaborators, (b) investigation of issue(s) that impact student outcomes and/or teacher professional development, and (c) an ongoing interest in teachers as researchers. All applications will be reviewed by the PDS Research SIG Awards Committee.

Application

To apply for the Claudia A. Balach Teacher Researcher Award, complete the attached application and send a description of your research that addresses the three criteria above. The application narrative may not exceed 2000 words. Include the names, affiliations, and contact information for all researchers/authors.

Deadline

All applications must be received by the extended deadline of 

February 2, 2021

Submit your applications electronically to Diane.Gomez@mville.edu

Please NOTE

This is a separate submission from the regular online AERA proposal submissions process and portal. If applicants hope to present their studies at the AERA Annual Meeting, proposals for these studies must be submitted through the regular online AERA submissions process following the published AERA guidelines and Annual Meeting submission deadline.

 
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