AWARDS

To submit a paper for either the Best Professional Paper Award or the Best Graduate Student Paper Award, email two copies of the paper to Inman Chahine, Director of Awards (Iman_Chahine@uml.edu). One copy should have contact information for all authors of the paper. The other should be a blind copy to share with the reviewers. Please indicate if the paper is being submitted for the Best Professional Paper Award competition or the Best Graduate Student Paper Award competition. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.

The deadline to submit papers is February 22, 2021.

Best Professional Paper Award

* Paper presented at the EERA Conference

* First author is a professor or other educational professional

* Automatic acceptance to present at AERA the following year

* Awarded $500 toward travel expenses to present at AERA*

* Only one paper submission may be made per author

* Must be original research suitable for publication in a professional research journal*

Best Graduate Student Paper Award

* Paper presented at the EERA Conference

* First author is a graduate student

* Student winner awarded free registration for the following EERA Conference

* Must be original research suitable for publication in a professional research journal*

Emerging Scholar Award

Purpose: The Eastern Educational Research Association Emerging Scholar Award recognizes a scholar for the following: outstanding theoretical and/or applied research that contributes to the national professional body of knowledge about education; and demonstrated excellence in teaching, advising, and/or mentoring.

Criteria:

* Demonstrated accomplishment in teaching to include instruction and student development

* A record of accomplishment in the integration of teaching and research and/or theoretical research, which contributes to the body of knowledge in the nominee’s area of study

* Terminal degree completed no more than five years ago or academic position begun no more than five years ago

Nominations and Supporting Materials

Candidates may be nominated by a current EERA member or may self-nominate for the Emerging Scholar Award.

Please submit the following: 1) a single letter of nomination, 2) two additional letters of support (one letter should be from a current or former student or mentee), 3) one article that contributes to the professional knowledge in the nominee’s area of study, and 4) a curriculum vitae. Please place all documents in one pdf file.

Senior Scholar Award

Purpose: The Eastern Educational Research Association Senior Scholar Award recognizes a scholar for the following: outstanding theoretical and/or applied research that contributes to the professional body of knowledge about education; and demonstrated excellence in teaching, advising, and/or mentoring.

Criteria:

* Demonstrated accomplishment in teaching to include instruction and student development

* A record of superior accomplishment in the integration of teaching and research and/or theoretical research, which contributes to the body of knowledge in the nominee’s area of study

* Terminal degree completed more than five years ago

Nominations and Supporting Materials

Candidates may be nominate by a current EERA member or may self-nominate for the Senior Scholar Award. Please submit the following: 1) a single letter of nomination, 2) two additional letters of support (one letter should be from a current or former student or mentee), 3) one article that contributes to the professional knowledge in the nominee’s area of study, and 4) a curriculum vitae. Please place all documents in one pdf file.

Distinguished Service Award

Purpose: The Eastern Educational Research Association Distinguished Service Award is intended to recognize exemplary contributions to EERA through leadership activities, mentoring of others, and/or ongoing participation in EERA activities.Eligibility: Must be a current or former member of EERA.

Criteria:

* Outstanding service to EERA or stakeholders

* Motivation of others by personal example and/or by deeds

* Contributions that support the mission of EERA

Nominations and Supporting Materials

A current EERA member must nominate candidates for the Distinguished Service Award. Please submit the following: 1) a single letter of nomination, 2) two additional letters of support, and 3) a curriculum vitae. Please place all documents in one pdf file.

The deadline to submit materials for the Emerging Scholar Award, the Senior Scholar Award, and the Distinguished Service Award is March 5, 2021.

All submissions for each award (e.g., Senior Scholar Award, Emerging Scholar Award, and Distinguished Service Award) will be evaluated by a three-person committee comprised of individuals from the general membership of EERA.

If you are interested in serving as a reviewer for these awards, please email Iman Chahine at Iman_Chahine@uml.edu.

Submissions must be sent to the Director of Awards and Sponsorships, Iman Chahine email: Iman_Chahine@uml.edu, by the first Monday in November. Award winners will be announced by the second Monday in December. Award winners will be recognized at the following EERA conference.

* Travel funding to AERA is subject to the fiscal resources of EERA.

Dissertations, book reviews, editorial articles and conceptual papers will not be considered for the Best Professional or Best Graduate Student Paper awards.