TACTL Awards


Graduate Student Travel Award

The SIG-TACTL is announcing a new award to be identified this coming year. The SIG-TACTL recognizes outstanding research and participation by graduate students at the AERA Annual Meeting. As such, SIG-TACTL is establishing this award to support graduate student presentations of TACTL-related work at the AERA Annual Meeting. The award is needed to defray some of the costs related to presenting at the Annual Meeting as graduate students generally have access to limited university or employer funding for conference travel. The award is related to the mission of SIG-TACTL in that graduate student presentations are focused on the development and evaluation of pre-service and inservice programs intended to transform teacher education, and and the preparation of technology-proficient educators to meet the needs of 21st century learners.

The  SIG-TACTL will present two awards of up to $500 each to the most qualified applicants as determined by the SIG-TACTL Executive Committee and based on the award criteria. The frequency of conferral and amount of the awards will be based on available SIG funds. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations are encouraged from both domestic and international scholars

Nominees must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Is a current graduate student 
  2. Is a member of SIG-TACTL 
  3. Is first-author on an accepted presentation (paper, poster, or roundtable) as part of the current AERA SIG-TACTL program
  4. Is registered for the current AERA Annual meeting
  5. Is able to attend the SIG-TACTL Business meeting
  6. Submits the required nomination materials by the deadline. 

The SIG-TACTL Chair will release the call for nominations to the AERA SIG-TACTL listserv and social media accounts by December 15. The closing date for nominations is January 5. The following materials must be submitted via email to the SIG-TACTL Secretary/Treasurer (Shonn Sheng-Lun Cheng, scheng@shsu.edu):

  1. Applicant's name, institutional affiliation, and preferred mailing address
  2. An abstract of work that has been accepted to the current AERA Annual Meeting SIG-TACTL program.
  3. A statement of financial need documenting the price of travel, associated expenses, and disclosure of any other funds received to support travel to the current AERA Annual Meeting.
  4. A statement of status in graduate program 
  5. A brief letter of support from advisor/chair
  6. A current CV 
  7. Completed Code of Conduct statement

The winner will receive a certificate at the annual TACTL SIG business meeting.