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Call for Fall 2020 Newsletter Items

You are invited to contribute items of interest to our membership for inclusion in the Fall 2020 ROGCT SIG newsletter. Submissions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Reports from ROGCT committee chairs
  • Information about other conferences/PD opportunities
  • Awards
  • Brief abstracts of recent publications or accomplishments of SIG members
  • Interviews with notable people in our field
  • Brief columns with recommendations and strategies for conducting and publishing research related to giftedness, creativity, and talent development

Please email your submissions for the fall newsletter to  by September 15, 2020. 

Path Breaker Award (2021)

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 (2019-2021).

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.

Nominations for the Path Breaker Award should be sent by January 15, 2021 through the application portal here (clicking on the form will give more detail on selection criteria):

For any questions, please contact the chair of the awards committee, Dr. Jonathan Wai (

Call for Nominations

Consider nominating yourself (or someone else, with their permission) for our January 2020 election of new SIG officers (terms to begin at the close of the AERA meeting in April).

If you wish to be considered for one of the positions listed below, please email with your full name, the office you wish to run for, and a maximum 250-word bio to appear on the ballot.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, September 30.

The following positions will be on the ballot:

· Treasurer (2 years)
· Member-at-Large (2 years) – two positions available
· Graduate Student Representative (1 year)

AERA policy requires that all elections be competitive; that is, there must be two or more candidates for each elected office. Only Regular Members of AERA can run for office. Graduate student members can only serve in positions designated for graduate students (i.e., Graduate Student Representative), but graduate students can run for other offices if they purchase a regular (not student) membership. All candidates must be current members of the SIG and of AERA to serve as an officer.

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