Awards

2017 SIG Awards & Grants

2018 Early Career Award

The EE/CD SIG is soliciting nominations for our Early Career Award. All nominations and required materials should be submitted to Jennifer Baumgartner (jbaum@lsu.edu) by February 1, 2018. 

 

The committee urges all EE/CD SIG members to consider nominating a deserving early career scholar.

The award recipient will be notified in March 2018 and recognized at the EECD SIG Business Meeting at the 2018 AERA meeting. Please see description and nomination guidelines below.

Early Career Award is made annually to the an individual with an early and promising record as a researcher and scholar in the early childhood field, as evidenced through competitive publications and other scholarly activity suggesting a vital research agenda. Recipients of this award receive a $500 monetary prize and are invited to present a brief synopsis of their research and interests at the SIG business meeting.

Eligibility Criteria

Viable candidates for the EE/CD Early Research Career Award are no more than 10 years out from receiving their doctorate and have not received tenure. Nominators must be members of the EE/CD SIG. Nominees who did not receive the award in the initial round will automatically be placed in the following year’s pool, even if the 10-year mark has passed. Additional information on the scholar’s activity will also be considered in the second round.

Application Materials

  1. A letter of nomination from a member of the EE/CD SIG, with sufficient justification of nominee's qualifications.
  2. A letter of support from a second scholar in the field, who can speak to the nominee's qualifications as well. The second letter does not have to come from a member of the EE/CD SIG.
  3. A copy of the nominee's most recent Curriculum Vitae, including complete bibliographic information and present employment status.
  4. Copies of 2 or more publications representative of the nominee's scholarly contributions to the early childhood/child development field thus far.

Submit all required materials electronically (Word or PDF documents) to the Early Career Award Committee Chair Jennifer Baumgartner with subject heading “EE/CD SIG Early Career Award Submission” no later than February 1, 2017..

2017 Dissertation Award

The EE/CD SIG is soliciting nominations for our Dissertation AwardAll nominations and required materials should be submitted to Sara Michael Luna (smichaelluna@qc.cuny.edu) by February 1, 2017.

 

The award recipient will be notified in March 2017 and recognized at the EECD SIG Business Meeting at the 2017 AERA meeting.

Our Dissertation Award is a wonderful way to highlight research and honor the future of our profession.

The Dissertation Award recognizes outstanding original research by scholars in early childhood education and child development. Dissertations in all fields related to early childhood and child development are eligible for consideration.

Please see nomination guidelines as detailed below.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Dissertation topic should be congruent with the award purposes as described above.
  • The dissertation must have been completed within the past two academic years (2014-2015 or 2015-2016).
  • The nominee does not have to be a member of the EE/CD SIG.
  • Self-nominations will be accepted.

Annually, the EE/CD SIG awards the Outstanding Dissertation Award for a recent dissertation of exceptional merit. The recipient will receive a plaque from the SIG and a monetary gift at the EE/CD SIG Business meeting. The recipient also receives an automatic invitation to present the dissertation work as part of the EE/CD Business Meeting.

Application Materials

  1. Letter of nomination from the dissertation advisor and/or the person nominating this individual
  2. Cover page with applicant’s name, school affiliation, and signed statement that dissertation was officially approved (with date of completion)
  3. Copy of dissertation
  4. A brief abstract outlining the dissertation questions, research methods, findings and contribution to the field.

Application Process

Submit all required materials electronically (Word or PDF documents) to the Dissertation Award Committee Chair Sara Michael Luna with subject heading “EE/CD SIG Dissertation Award Submission” no later than February 1, 2017.

2017 Student Travel Awards

Six student travel awards are available for graduate students for travel to the 2017 AERA conference in San Antonio, Texas. Each award is $250. Applicants must be members of the EE/CD SIG and priority will be given to either first-time attendees or presenters. The deadline is February 1, 2017.



To be considered for this award please submit a brief statement (150 words or less) that includes:

  • Your name, university and what year you are in your program
  • Your teaching and/or research interests
  • Whether this is your first time at AERA
  • Whether you are a member of the EE/CD SIG
  • Whether you are presenting in our SIG and the name of your presentation

Please email statements to Lucinda Heimer, heimerl@uww.edu.