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Call for Nominations for REAPA Awards


2019 OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD 

Nominations should be completed and submitted online by Sunday, January 6, 2019 through this application form.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Liza A. Talusan, REAPA SIG’s Chair, at liza.talusan@umb.edu.
Description of Award and Requirements:

The Outstanding Dissertation Award highlights the work of a scholar whose dissertation research represents a unique and important contribution to the field of Asian Americans and/or Pacific Islanders and education. Nominees are invited from all disciplines and do not need to be members of the REAPA SIG. Nominations and self-nominations are invited.

Only individuals who completed their dissertations between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018 are eligible for nomination.

The deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, January 6, 2019.

Selected finalists will be asked to submit their entire dissertations to the committee for full review. The Outstanding Dissertation Award winner will be announced in February of 2019, prior to the annual meeting

Award nominations must include the following documents:

  1. A brief nomination letter (2 single-spaced page, maximum) from the nominator that explains:
    1. Why this individual should be considered for the Dissertation Award, and
    2. How the nominee’s research advances the field of Asian Americans and/or Pacific Islanders and education.
  2. A dissertation summary, not to exceed 15 double-spaced pages of text (this does not include title page and references) in Word format, that includes the following components:
    1. Introduction and problem statement/thesis.
    2. Purpose and research question(s).
    3. Statement of the significance of the study to research on the education of Asian Americans and/or Pacific Islanders.
    4. Summary of the literature review.
    5. Description of methods and procedures.
    6. Summary of the major findings.
    7. Implications of the study for educational policy and practice.
    8. Reference list.
Nominated applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. The inclusion of all required elements (mentioned above).
  2. Clarity and coherence of writing.
  3. Contribution of the findings to existing knowledge about APAs in education.


2019 DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH AWARD

Nominations should be completed and submitted online by Sunday, January 6 2019 through this application form.

Questions may be directed to Phitsamay Uy, REAPA SIG’s Secretary at phitsamay_uy@uml.edu.

Description of Award and Eligibility Criteria

This award is presented to a scholar whose program of research has had a significant impact on our understanding of Asian Americans and/or Pacific Islanders and education. Nominees and recipients of the Distinguished Scholar Award may be from any discipline and they do not need to be REAPA members. Self-nominations are also encouraged.

Nomination Process and Deadline

The deadline for submitting a nomination is Sunday, January 6 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

The Distinguished Scholar winner will be announced in February 2019, prior to the annual meeting. Award nominations must include the following documents:

-A brief nomination letter (2 single-spaced page, maximum) that explains:

  1. Why this individual should be considered for the Distinguished Scholar Award.  
  2. The nominee’s scholarly contributions to the field of APA education.

-The nominee’s current curriculum vitae.

-The full contact information of the nominator(s) and the nominee.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria will center on the finalist’s contributions to the field of Asian American and Pacific Islander education. Those who conduct research on underrepresented AAPI groups are especially encouraged to apply.

  1. The quality of the nominee’s contributions to the field of AAPI education as evidenced by publication, presentations, leadership, and programming.
  2. The nomination letter, CV, and accompanying materials provide a strong rationale for the nominee’s scholarly contributions to the field of AAPI education.

2019  Don T. Nakanishi Excellence in Mentorship Award

Nominations should be completed and submitted online by January 6, 2019 through this application form.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Vijay Kanagala, REAPA SIG’s Treasurer (Vijay.Kanagala@uvm.edu).
Description of Award and Requirements:

This award is presented to an individual who exemplifies excellence in mentoring.  Named after pioneering scholar, Dr. Don T. Nakanishi, it serves to honor his legacy of mentoring and supporting the development of generations of AAPI scholars and scholar-activists committed to AAPIs and education.  The award will recognize an individual who has made a significant impact in the lives of students, emerging scholars, and colleagues who are developing or engaged in research and work that contributes to the field of Asian American and Pacific Islander education. Nominees do not need to be REAPA members.  

Award nominations must include the following documents:
  • A brief nomination letter (2 single-spaced page, maximum) that explains:
    1. Why this individual should be considered for the Excellence in Mentorship award.  
    2. The nominee’s contributions toward supporting and empowering others to pursue research and/or scholar-activist agenda focused on AAPIs and education.
  • The nominee’s current curriculum vitae.
  • The full contact information of the nominator(s) and the nominee.
Selection Criteria

The selection of an award recipient will center on evidence of the individual’s mentorship efforts to support and empower others to advance research and scholar-activism on Asian Americans and/or Pacific Islander education.

 
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