AEFP Awards

The Association of Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) supports several grants and awards programs.

The Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) wishes to bring more policymakers and practitioners to the annual conference to inform and benefit from the conference dialogue. Connecting researchers, policymakers, and practitioners will encourage better research and better understanding of the implications of research and will facilitate researcher-practitioner collaborations.

To this end, AEFP is pleased to announce a new initiative: policymaker and practitioner conference subsidies. Subsidies will help cover the conference and membership fees and/or travel costs of policymakers and practitioners wishing to attend AEFP’s 42nd Annual Conference on March 16 to 18, 2017, at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, DC.

The Association of Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) is seeking submissions for the "AEFP-Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Prize for Best Academic Paper on the Intersection of Education and Labor Market Outcomes." The author(s) of the paper selected for the prize will receive $5,000 and be recognized at our annual conference.
The AEFP Early Career Award recognizes junior scholars (between 1 and 6 years post doctorate) with exemplary early career trajectories whose research substantially contributes to the field of education finance and policy.
The Jean Flanigan Outstanding Dissertation Award is presented annually in recognition of exemplary dissertation research in the area of education finance and policy.
Roe L. Johns Travel Grants are need based travel grants awarded to graduate students in the area of education finance and policy who present papers at the AEFP Annual Conference.
The AEFP New Scholars Grant Program supports significant research by master’s and doctoral students whose research addresses education finance and policy. The program also aims to promote new scholars’ participation in the AEFP community.

AEFP seeks to recognize the academic contributions of the researchers in our journal, Education Finance and Policy. We are very pleased to announce the inception of the Thomas A. Downes Award for the best article published in EFP in the prior calendar year. A committee of EFP referees and editors will make the selection, to be announced at the first general session of the Annual Conference.

The Outstanding Service Award recognizes contributions made to public policy development, research, public understanding, local school finance development and service to the AEFP. The award is presented to each year's winner at the AEFP Annual Conference.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) provides AERA Grants, a program that provides small grants, fellowships, and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice, using quantitative methods. Grant program studies includes data analysis from the large-scale data sets sponsored by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).