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: November 15th, 2017

In Their Words ...

I learned so much valuable information. Having the chance to chair some of the sessions gave me valuable insight on what I can work my way up to with future conferences, and having the chance to meet other individuals from all over the world opened my eyes to so many opportunities for my future."

Thi-Anna Hunter, Polk State College, 2014 Awardee

Presentations taught me a lot about methodology, how it is presented, and rigor in research ... there was also, underlying the entire conference, a respect for the work of all which I feel is key to research and to conferences such as these. Thanks for the experience!"

Aneetha Kasuganti, Indian Institute of Technology, 2015 Awardee