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Educational Change SIG Award Winners
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2021 AERA Educational Change SIG Award Winners

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 AERA Educational Change Emerging Scholar and Graduate Student Research Awards. We received a number of highly competitive applications for both awards this year.  The award committee found that the applications and work of the winners stood out as exemplars of the interdisciplinary and international focus of our educational change special interest group. 

Congratulations to:

2021 AERA Educational Change Emerging Scholar Award:

Deborah Netolicky, Murdoch University

2021 AERA Educational Change Graduate Student Research Award:

Jennifer Karnopp, Indiana University 

We honored the exemplary work and leadership in the field of educational change of these two scholars at our upcoming Educational Change SIG Business Meeting on April 9, 2021.  

Thank you to the members of our 2021 AERA Educational Change SIG Annual Award Review Committee: Jennie Weiner (Chair), Na Mi Bang, Olga Fellus, and Mireille Hubers, for their time and energy in reviewing the applications. 

Winners of our SIG awards will be invited to write an issue of our monthly SIG publication titled, Lead the Change, so that they can share their work and research with our SIG and the wider educational change community.  Lead the Change issues are published on our SIG website and are highlighted in International Education News.  Winners will also be invited to host one of our monthly SIG Twitter chats and will be honored at the  AERA Educational Change SIG Business Meeting

 

 
 
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2022 Educational Change SIG Awards

Every year, the Educational Change Special Interest Group (SIG) gives a Graduate Student Award and an Emerging Scholar Award. There are two Graduate Student Awards that are given in alternate years. 

We are happy to announce that the application processes for the 2021 Emerging Scholar Award and 2022 Graduate Student Research Award are underway.  Please submit your application materials to Dr. Jennie Weiner at jennieweiner@uconn.edu by December, 1 2021. 

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 within the first eight years of the (post-doctorate) career as an educational scholar, 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. An application form including the applicant’s full name, affiliation, contact information, and a short statement of interest of no more than 500 words where the applicant should describe his/her research interests and his/her reasons to apply. 

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

3. The applicant’s 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 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 June 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 December 1, 2021.

In your APPLICATION FORM, please include the following: Name of applicant, Institution, Email address, Phone number, Mailing Address, Statement of Interest, and Research Goals. In no more than 500 words explain why you should be selected for the Emerging Scholar Award and how this award will be of professional benefit to you. Include a description of your scholarly interests, research agenda, and research goals.

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. 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. An application form including the applicant’s full name, affiliation, contact information, and a short statement explaining the applicant’s scholarly work and interest in the award.

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

3. A sample paper (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 (online this year) of the Educational Change SIG. The award winner will be announced via the Educational Change SIG list-serve, website, and social media.

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 December 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST. In your APPLICATION FORM, please include: Name of applicant, Institution, Email address, Phone number, Mailing Address, and please list your top five research experiences related to educational change.

 
 
Past Winners
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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.

 
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