Call For Award Nominations 2018
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Call for Award Nominations 2019-20
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 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award

Deadline: December 1, 2019, 11:00 PM EST
Committee Chair: Deb Palmer, University of Colorado-Boulder

The 21st Dissertation Competition is open for recent and in-progress graduates, who earned or will earn a Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree between January 2018 and December 2019. The topic of the dissertation must be related to the area of bilingual education research, and may use qualitative, quantitative, or mixed research methods. The award committee consists of scholars representing the expertise within bilingual education research, members of the Bilingual Education Research SIG in good standing, and previous winners of the award. The criteria used for evaluating the applications submitted will center on the quality of the dissertation (rigor of methodology and both theoretical and practical contributions to the field), as well as the innovations generated by the research work.  

Persons interested should submit the following documents: 

  1. Title page with author’s name, home address, current institutional affiliation, telephone number, and e-mail address, a list of the names of the dissertation committee chair(s) and members, and the name of the institution where the dissertation was completed.  
  2. Summary of the dissertation study, not to exceed 15 pages. The summary must include: a statement of the problem, research questions, theoretical framework(s), methodology, results and discussion, and conclusion/significance for theory and practice. The summary should be typed doubled-spaced using 12-point font size, with no author's identification so it is ready for blind review by the Outstanding Dissertation Committee. The summary must be submitted as a PDF.  
  3. Title page, abstract, references and appendices pages are not counted within the 15-page limit. Only references and appendices listed in the summary should be cited in the references page(s). The summary and references should follow the American Psychological Association Publication Manual Standards (6th ed).  

The awardee will be recognized during the AERA 2020 annual business meeting for the Bilingual Education Research SIG in San Francisco, receive a plaque from the AERA Bilingual Education Research SIG, and a cash award of $500.00.  Please send inquiries and nominations to: Dr. Deborah Palmer at debpalmer@colorado.edu, Bilingual Education Research SIG Outstanding Dissertation Award chair, no later than 11:00 PM EST,December 1, 2019.  


2020 Early Career Award
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Committee Chair: Sharon Ulanoff, California State University, Los Angeles

This award recognizes an individual in the early stages of their career, no later than 10 years after receipt of the doctoral degree. The awardee’s research must focus on the role of bilingualism in education including but not limited to bilingual education policy and/or practice.  Any AERA member is eligible to send a nomination to the AERA Bilingual Education Research SIG Early Career Award chair. Self-nominations are not accepted for this award. 

The nomination must include: 

  • A nomination letter that explains the nominees early career record of research and service focused on bilingualism in education; 
  • The nominee's most recent curriculum vitae; 
  • Two representative scholarly publications written by the nominee; 
  • Two additional letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee's work and qualified to speak to the quality of their scholarship and service to the field. 

Nominations will be evaluated on the following criteria: academic appointment (fewer than 10 years since receipt of doctoral degree), scholarship recognized for excellence in advancing the understanding of the role of bilingualism in education, and service to the field.  The awardee will be recognized during the AERA 2020 annual business meeting for the Bilingual Education Research SIG in San Francisco, receive a plaque from the AERA Bilingual Education Research SIG, and a cash award of $500.00.  Please send inquiries and nominations to the Bilingual Education SIG Early Career Award chair, Dr. Sharon Ulanoff at sulanof@calstatela.edu no later than December 1, 2019. 

2020 Lifetime Achievement Award 
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Committee Chair: Elizabeth Howard, University of Connecticut

The award recognizes the lifetime achievement of an outstanding, world-class scholar (with at least 15 years in academic appointment) whose work has made a notable impact on the field of bilingual education through continuous scholarship in bilingual education research and practices, service to bilingual education at the national and local levels, and steady mentorship of students and early career scholars. The awardee's research must focus on bilingual education. 

Nominations should include: 

  • A nomination letter expressing the nominee's main contributions; 
  • A copy of the nominee's full curriculum vita;
  • Letters of support from three recognized scholars who can attest to the nominee's achievements. 

Impact will be evaluated through the following criteria: strong and continuous scholarship in bilingual education, as evidenced through articles in peer-reviewed research journals, books, and other publications, as well as grant activity; service in regional, national, and possibly international contexts; and mentorship of students and early career scholars.  

The awardee will be recognized during the AERA 2020 annual business meeting for the Bilingual Education Research SIG in San Francisco, receive a plaque from the AERA Bilingual Education Research SIG, and a cash award of $500.00.   Please send inquiries and nominations to the AERA Bilingual Education Research SIG Lifetime Achievement Award Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Howard (elizabeth.howard@uconn.edu) no later than December 1, 2019. 2020 

Graduate Student Travel Awards
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Co-Chairs: Kwangok Song, University of Kansas & Kara Mitchell Viesca, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Bilingual Education Research SIG Graduate Student Travel Award shall be presented to a graduate student to help support her/his financial costs related to the AERA meeting. Up to three graduate students currently enrolled in masters or doctoral programs will be selected by the Bilingual Education Research SIG to support travel to the annual meeting. Recipients of this travel award must have a paper accepted for presentation in the Bilingual Education Research SIG program at the AERA annual meeting. 

Award Amount: $500.00 per selected graduate student presented at the SIG Business Meeting in San Francisco. 

Award Criteria: 

  1. The graduate student must be the sole author or lead co-author of a paper that has been accepted for presentation in the Bilingual Education Research SIG program for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. 
  2. The graduate student must be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of presentation (may NOT have graduated from the program by the time of the presentation), and pursuing a degree in bilingual education or a closely related field. 
  3. Prior award winners are not eligible to reapply; however, prior nominees (who did not win the award) are eligible to re-apply.
  4. The graduate student must be a member of the AERA Bilingual Education Research SIG at the time when applying for the award.

Nomination and Review Process: Award candidates may be nominated or self-nominate. Nominations must include: 

  • A one-page nomination letter explaining the applicant’s commitment to and progress on the project they will present
  • A copy of the accepted AERA proposal; Proof of acceptance of the proposal to the Bilingual Education Research SIG; 
  • A letter of support from a faculty advisor or mentor certifying the nominee is a graduate student and indicating the field of study; 
  • A screenshot of AERA’s membership page demonstrating nominee’s membership in the Bilingual Education Research SIG.  

Nominations must be completed and submitted electronically as a PDF to the Travel Award Committee by December 1, 2019. Please use “Graduate Student Travel Award” as the subject line of the email and send the full nomination package to Peiwen Wang at pwang24@huskers.unl.edu.

2019-2020 Graduate Student Travel Awards Committee:

Co-Chairs: 
Kwangok Song, ksong@ku.edu
Kara Mitchell Viesca, kara.viesca@unl.edu
Members: 
Sandra Musanti, Sandra.musanti@utrgv.edu
Christine Montecillo Leider, montecil@bu.edu
Patricia Venegas-Weber, Venegasp@seattleu.edu
Sandra Quiñones, Quinoness@duq.edu
Deon Heffington, deon@uqroo.edu.mx
Zhongfeng Tian, tianza@bc.edu

 
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