Awards


Award Information

Educational Change SIG Student Travel Award

Due February 15th

Please submit your application materials to Dr. Jennie Weiner at jennie.weiner@uconn.edu

Award: The awardee, a doctoral student who is a member of the Ed Change SIG, will receive $400 to assist with expenses related to attending the AERA Annual Meeting. 

Application must include:

  • A blinded (no name or university) 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 your professional development and/or participation in the Annual Meeting.
  • A personal information form: name, phone number, e-mail address, degree program, institution, and paper title.

Applicant criteria for eligibility:

Applicant Background:

  • 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 or a SIG session that very closely matches Ed Change SIG themes.
  • Single or multiple author papers are acceptable.

Attendance:

  • Applicant will fully participate in the Annual Meeting to the best of their ability.
  • Applicant will attend the Ed Change SIG Business Meeting.


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.