Emerging Scholar Award

Emerging Scholar Awards

A small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the conference themes. The Award provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics—meeting experts in the field, interacting with colleagues from other parts of the world, and creating networks and lasting connections. Awardees are invited to attend the conference to present their work and play a critical organizational role in the conference by leading discussions, chairing parallel sessions, and providing assistance in session rooms.

Applications are open to those pursuing research degrees, post- and graduate students, as well as early career faculty.

To apply, follow the link below. You may also view further instructions by selecting our "Step-By-Step Guide."


Due Date: December 17, 2017

In Their Words

I learned about the importance of giving newer scholars the opportunity to present papers and chair sessions. The ability to do these things in an engaging way was something that I discovered needed to be brought about by doing them. I learned that chairing sessions was a great way to contribute and move the dialogue further. There were conversations that I mediated and drew out of people. This was something that I was able to refine during the course of the conference."

Trevor B. Williams, 2015 Awardee

I really appreciate having the possibility to chat with and hear all these wonderful people. This is not a vertical dynamic, we all were treated the same and that made possible for us students to talk with amazing academics and to have their comments on our work."

Silvia Agreda, 2014 Awardee