2016 Division G Awards – Call for Nominations

I am pleased to announce the call for the 2016 AERA Division G awards. Twenty-five wonderful Division G scholars agreed to serve as award committee chairs and members (one chair and four members of each of five committees), ensuring a selection process of the highest quality and rigor.  Listed below (and attached) is a summary of each award, the chair for each committee, and her or his electronic address.  

These are important awards; please nominate, and encourage your colleagues to nominate, outstanding candidates. Also please note that self-nominations are not permitted.  The deadline for submitting nomination materials is December 11, 2015 Dont dawdle; submit your nominations now!

See the PDF for more information –> 2016 Division G Awards.

AWARDS AND NOMINATION INFORMATION

Distinguished Dissertation Award
Chair: 
Curtis Brewer           University of Texas, San Antonio

Email:  Curtis.Brewer@utsa.edu

This award recognizes a dissertation of exemplary conceptual, methodological and rhetorical quality on an important topic that addresses social contexts of education. Nominees must be members of AERA and must have been awarded the PhD between May 1, 2014 and November 30, 2015 to be eligible for nomination.

Nomination Materials Nominations must include electronic copies of the following:
•    A one-page letter and overview from a member of the dissertation committee that can be sent separately from the other materials as an email attachment;
•    A
title sheet showing the dissertation title, awarding institution, members of the dissertation committee, date of completion of the degree, and nominees current contact information; and
•    A summary of the dissertation written in APA style not exceedin
g 7500 words in 12 point font, exclusive of title page, references, and appendices and without author identification.

Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send all materials electronically via email to the awards committee chair and cc the Division G Secretary (cmedina@indiana.edu).

Early Career Award
Chair: 
Django Paris            Michigan State University      

Email: dparis@msu.edu

This award recognizes an individual in the early stages of her or his career no later than 10 years after receipt of the doctoral degree. The awardees research must focus on social contexts of education.

Nomination Materials Nominations must include electronic copies of the following:
•    A letter of nomination explai
ning why this nominee is qualified to be recognized as having an exemplar early career record of research in this area;
•    The nominee
s most recent curriculum vitae;
•    Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee; and
•    Two letters of
support from individuals familiar with the nominees work and qualified to speak on his or her behalf in this area.

Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send all materials electronically via email to the awards committee chair and cc the Division G Secretary (cmedina@indiana.edu).

Distinguished Contributions to Social Contexts in Education Research – Lifetime Achievement Award
Chair: 
William Tate                            Washington University in St. Louis

Email:  wtate@wustl.edu

This award recognizes a senior scholar (or group*) who has made distinguished contributions to the systematic examination of the role of social context in education.

Nomination Materials Nominations must include electronic copies of the following:
•    A cover letter listing the applicable professional achievements of the candidate and stating the reasons that he or she is uniquely qualified to receive the award;
•    A copy of the candidate
s most recent curriculum vita;
•    A representative publication of journal or book chapter length; and
•    Although not required, additional letters of support are welcome.

Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send all materials electronically via email to the awards committee chair and cc the Division G Secretary (cmedina@indiana.edu).

Henry T. Trueba Award for Research Leading to the Transformation of the Social Contexts of Education

Chair:  Sonia Nieto                     University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Email:  sonia.nieto.1@gmail.com

This award recognizes a scholar (or group*) who has made distinguished contributions leading to the transformation of the social contexts of education, broadly defined.

Nomination materials must include electronic copies of the following:
•    A letter of nomination explaining why this nominee is qualified to be recognized as contributing to the transformation of the social contexts of education;
•    The nominee
s most recent curriculum vitae;
•    Two
representative scholarly publications by the nominee relevant to this award; and
•    Two letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee
s work who can provide evidence of how the nominee has contributed to transforming the contexts under which children, youth, or adults either learn and/or teach.

Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send all materials electronically via email to the awards committee chair and cc the Division G Secretary (cmedina@indiana.edu).

Mentoring Award
Chair: 
Marjorie Orellana                       University of California, Los Angeles  

Email:  orellana@gseis.ucla.edu

This award recognizes a scholar (or group*) who has made distinguished contributions in the mentoring of students, undergraduate and Ph.D. students, as well as junior scholars, contributing to the development of a new generation of scholars who focus on social contexts of education.

Nomination materials must include electronic copies of the following:

•    A cover letter describing the research contributions in this area and the reasons he or she is uniquely qualified to receive the award
•    A copy of the candidate
s most recent curriculum vita.
•    A maximum of two letters of support from former mentees

Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send all materials electronically via email to the awards committee chair and cc the Division G Secretary (cmedina@indiana.edu).

* Note on group nominations: Nominations of groups are welcome for the Henry Trueba Award, the Distinguished Contributions to Social Contexts in Education Research Lifetime Achievement, and the Mentoring Award. If the nominees belong to a center, group, lab, etc., the nomination could be made in the name of the group. Otherwise, individuals in the collaborative group could be nominated, but the requirement is that the people or units get nominated for a program of scholarship (not for a few loosely linked papers) that speaks to the spirit of the award. The nomination letter should clearly explain the rationale

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