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2023 Award Winners
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We are thrilled to announce the 2023 Ed Change SIG award winners. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments at the 2023 AERA annual meeting in Chicago! 

Dr. Patricia Virella, Montclair State University, Emerging Scholar Award 

Dr. Whitney Hegseth, Boston College, Graduate Student Research Award

Kate Steilen, University of Buffalo SUNY,  Student Travel Award 

 
 
Award Information
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Due January 13th to jennie.weiner@uconn.edu

Educational Change SIG Emerging Scholar Award

 Call for applications

The AERA Educational Change Special Interest Group strongly believes in supporting emerging scholars in the field of educational change. Recognizing emerging scholars both highlights their contributions to educational research and introduces their work to the field at large.

The Educational Change SIG Emerging Scholar Award will be presented to an individual who is within the first eight years of their (post-doctorate) career as an educational scholar and has demonstrated a strong record of original and significant scholarship related to educational change.

Eligibility Criteria

 The candidate must be a graduate of a Ph.D. or Ed.D. program in education and within the first eight years of his/her career as an educational scholar. The individual must demonstrate a strong record of original and significant scholarship related to educational change. The candidate must be a member of the Ed Change SIG.

Application materials

1. A cover letter including the applicant’s full name, affiliation, contact information, and a short statement of interest of no more than 500 words. The statement should include:

  • Applicant’s research interests, agenda, and goals
  • Applicant connection to the field of Educational Change
  • Why the applicant should be chosen for this award
  • Applicant’s research interests, agenda, and goals
  • Applicant’s connection to the field of Educational Change
  • Why the applicant should be chosen for this award

2. A letter of recommendation from a peer or senior scholar familiar with the applicant’s research.

3. The applicant’s Curriculum Vitae.

4. A recent publication exemplifying their work in Educational Change.

Selection criteria. The selection of the awardee will be based on the following criteria: (a) contribution to the field of educational change; (b) quality of research completed (as exemplified by the application); (c) the potential impact of the applicant’s work on the field of educational change.

Award Description 

The Educational Change SIG Emerging Scholar Award is non-monetary. It will be presented in the form of a plaque at the annual business meeting of the Educational Change SIG. The candidate must be a member of the Ed Change SIG. The award winner will be announced via the Educational Change SIG list-serve, website, and social media, and featured in Lead the Change series May issue.

Application submission and deadline 

Complete application materials should be sent to Jennie Weiner at jennieweiner@uconn.edu under the heading “Emerging Scholar Award Application.” Applications will be accepted until January 13, 2022.

Educational Change SIG Graduate Student Research Award

Call for applications

The AERA Educational Change SIG strongly believes in supporting rising academics in the field of educational change as they pursue their research careers. Recognizing outstanding research conducted by graduate students both acknowledges the emerging research in the field and introduces young professionals to the field at large. The Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award will be presented to a graduate student or a recent graduate who has conducted exemplary, original research on a topic related to educational change.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must be a current graduate student or a recent graduate of a Ph.D. or an Ed.D. program in education who is yet to be in a full-time faculty position. The student must have conducted exemplary, original research on a topic related to educational change. The candidate must be a member of the Ed Change SIG.

Application materials

1. A cover letter including the applicant’s full name, affiliation, contact information, and a short statement of interest of no more than 500 words. The statement should include:

2. A letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor who is familiar with the student and his/her research

3. A sample paper of original work in the field of educational change (published or unpublished) written by the nominee that draws from his/her research

4. A curriculum vitae

Selection criteria

The selection of the awardee will be based on the following criteria: (a) contribution to the field of educational change; (b) quality of research completed (as exemplified by the application); (c) the potential impact of the applicant’s work on the field of educational change.

Award Description

The Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award consists of a paper-based certificate. The award will be presented at the annual business meeting of the Educational Change SIG. The award winner will be announced via the Educational Change SIG list-serve, website, social media, and featured in the Doctoral Corner Series

Application submission and deadline

Complete application materials should be sent to Dr. Jennie Weiner at: jennieweiner@uconn.edu under the heading Graduate Student Research Award Application. Applications will be accepted until January 13, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST. 

Educational Change SIG Student Travel Award

Due February 10th to jennie.weiner@uconn.edu

Award: The awardee, a doctoral student who is a member of the Ed Change SIG, will receive $500 to assist with expenses related to attending the AERA Annual Meeting.

Application must include:

  • Personal information: name, phone number, e-mail address, degree program, institution, and paper title.
  • An electronic copy of your proposal.
  • A screenshot or PDF copy of the acceptance notification from the AERA program portal.
  • A blinded personal statement form containing 250 words on the significance of the scholarship to education change, your professional development, and/or participation in the Annual Meeting.

Applicant criteria for eligibility:

Applicant Background:

  • Applicant is a graduate student member of AERA
  • Applicant is a member of the Education Change SIG at the time of the Annual Meeting.
  • Applicant is enrolled full-time in a doctoral program. 

Authorship:

  • Applicant is an author on a paper, roundtable, or poster submission accepted for presentation for any Ed Change session.
  • Single or multiple author papers are acceptable.

Attendance:

  • Applicant will attend the Ed Change SIG Business Meeting.

 
 
Past Winners
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2022 Educational Change SIG Award Winners:

Dr. Lauren Bailes, University of Delaware, received the Emerging Scholar Award 

Dr. Cynthia Wise, New Mexico State University, received the Doctoral Student Pracademic Award

Reut Liraz, Hebrew University, received the Doctoral Student Scholar Award


Kate Kennedy, Doctoral Student Travel Award 
Sarah Beach, Doctoral Student Travel Award (Runner Up)  
Jackie Pedota, Doctoral Student Travel Award (Runner Up)  


2021 Educational Change SIG Award Winners:

Deborah Netolicky, Murdoch University, received the Emerging Scholar Award

Jennifer Karnopp, Indiana University, received the Graduate Student Research Award 


2020 Educational Change SIG Award Winners

Izhak Berkovich,  Associate Professor, Open University of Israel (OUI), received the Emerging Scholar Award.

Alexandra Lamb Doctoral Candidate, Department of Educaitonal Leadership, University of Connecticut, received the Graduate Student Research Award


2019 Educational Change SIG Award Winners

 

The awards were presented during our Educational Change SIG Business Meeting at AERA Toronto.


2018 Educational Change SIG Award Winners

Dr. Mireille Hubers, Assistant Professor, Education Science, University of Twente, The Netherlands, received the Emerging Scholar Award.

Juan Cristóbal García-Huidobro, Doctoral Student, Boston College, received the Graduate Student Research Award.

The awards were presented during our Educational Change SIG Business Meeting at AERA New York City.


2017 Educational Change SIG Award Winners

Dr. Jennie Weiner, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Connecticut, received our Emerging Scholar Award. 

Meixi, Doctoral Student, University of Washington, received the Graduate Student Research Award. 

Thank you to our Awards Committee on their service: Drs. Na Mi Bang (Univ. of Central Arkansas); Jeff Blacklock (Midwestern State Univ.), Alma Harris (Univ. of Bath), and Emily Klein (Montclair State Univ.).  

 The awards were presented during our Educational Change SIG Business Meeting at AERA San Antonio, TX.


2016 Educational Change SIG Award Winners

Dr. Santiago Rincon-Gallardo, Post Doctoral Fellow, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (Canada), received our Emerging Scholar Award. 

Na Mi Bang, Doctoral Candidate, The University of Iowa (USA), received the Graduate Student Travel Award. 

We thank our 2016 Awards Committee: Dr. Susan Elliott-Johns, Nipissing University (Canada); Dr. Pak Tee Ng, National Institute of Education (Singapore); and Dr. Chriss Walther-Thomas, Virginia Commonwealth University (USA)

The awards were presented during our Educational Change SIG Business Meeting at AERA Washington, DC.


2015 Educational Change SIG Award Winners

Dr. Chris Brown, the Institute of Education (UK), received our Emerging Scholar Award.

Michael Thier, the University of Oregon (USA), received the Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award.

The awards were presented during our Educational Change SIG Business Meeting at AERA Chicago.