Barry J. Zimmerman Award for Outstanding Contributions 

This annual award is being established to honor mid-career and senior scholars who have made significant contributions to the fields of studying and self-regulated learning research. The focus of the award is to recognize a researcher who has developed a programmatic area of research that has made a strong theoretical, empirical, and applied impact on the field. Zimmerman is among the most prolific and important figures in the fields of studying and self-regulated learning and is an AERA fellow.  He is also one of the founders of the Studying and Self-Regulated Learning SIG.This award is open to any researcher who has actively conducted research in studying and self-regulated learning for a sustained period (i.e., at least seven years) and has produced a strong record of scholarly achievement. Membership in AERA and the SSRL SIG are not criteria for this award, but we do anticipate that many of the nominations will come from the SIG and across AERA. Please see the attachment for additional information, including nomination process. Contact the Chair of this award committee (Linda Bol: with any questions. 


Graduate Student Research Award

Each year the SSRL SIG presents up to five awards to graduate students who are first authors of papers accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of AERA for one of the SSRL sessions. The awardees are included in the regular program, and honored at the SIG business meeting. Graduate students who submit their proposals to the SSRL SIG using the AERA Online Proposal Submission System at Once notified of the proposals acceptance for an SSRL session they are also asked to send a copy of their proposals via email to the Graduate Student Research Award Committee chair, Roger Azevedo ( 


Outstanding Poster Award


Each year, the SSRL SIG presents an award for the most outstanding poster presented at the poster session sponsored by the SIG. The recipient of the award will receive a plaque from AERA in recognition of the outstanding poster, and will be honored at the SSRL SIG business meeting. The winning poster will also receive special designation at the poster session. Those submitting proposals to the SSRL SIG are encouraged to select poster as one of the preferred presentation formats for their work.

Eligibility for 2017 Award
Proposals should be sent to the SSRL SIG using the AERA Online Proposal Submission System at All proposals that are selected for the poster session will be considered for this award. Any questions about the Outstanding Poster Award can be directed to the Chair of the Outstanding Poster Award Committee. The chair of this committee is Matt Bernacki (