Latina/o/x Research Issues SIG: Elementary, Secondary, or Postsecondary Education Award

Latina/o/x Research Issues SIG: Elementary, Secondary, or Postsecondary Education Award

The Latina/o/x Research Issues SIG is requesting nominations for its Research Award in elementary, secondary, or postsecondary education to be presented at the 2021 AERA Annual Meeting. The Research Award recognizes an individual who has made significant research contributions improving elementary, secondary, or postsecondary educational opportunity for Latina/o/x communities. Any type of methodology or paradigm is welcome.

Criteria include the following: The award committee seeks nominations which represent: 1) a significant publication, or set of publications, that have influenced educational praxis amongst researchers, educators, policy makers, advocacy groups, and others, and which has improved educational opportunity in Latina/o/x communities; 2) service in Latina/o/x communities not related to research; 3) service amongst the Latina/o/x community of AERA, and other visible domains which has contributed to improving educational opportunity in Latina/o/x communities, and; 3) active membership and role in the Latina/o/x Research Issues SIG and AERA.

Nominations: Nominations’ will be accepted from any member of AERA or non-members. The award will be given on the basis of contributions in scholarship, professional standing, and community involvement which helps improve educational opportunity in the Latina/o/x community. Nominations’ should include a current vita and a statement of 500 word or fewer that outlines why the nominee is eligible for the award. The statements should mention specific examples of the nominee’s scholarship or service and a statement about their significance for improving educational opportunities in the Latina/o/x community. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Review/Selection Process: Each nomination is reviewed by the Award Committee based on a dossier of the nominee’s CV and nomination statement using the selection criteria described above. The dossiers with the three (3) highest review scores are then evaluated by the Award Committee, based on reviewer scores, reviewer comments, and nomination statement. Nominees are ranked based on final evaluations. The committee co-chairs will tabulate and verify the rankings from the committee members.

Announcement of Award Winner: The award winner will be announced via e-mail through the AERA SIG list-serv to the membership of the Latina/o/x Research Issues SIG. The winner will receive their award at the annual business meeting. The awards committee will work with the SIG treasurer and communications officer to ensure timely award remittance. The award recipient will receive a plaque, $200.00, and a one-year membership in the Latina/o/x Research Issues SIG.

Nomination Process: Submit nominations and dossier materials, as a PDF, to the Award Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Frank Fernandez (fjfernan@olemiss.edu) and Dr. Davíd G. Martínez (dgmar@mailbox.sc.edu). The following are required for a nomination to be fully considered:

a) current vita
b) a statement (no more than 500 words) that discusses why the individual nominated should receive the award. The statements should mention specific examples of the nominee’s scholarship or service and a statement about their significance for improving educational opportunity in Latina/o/x communities.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, December 6th, 2020 by 4:59pm (PST)
Dr. Frank Fernandez (fjfernan@olemiss.edu)
Dr. Davíd G. Martínez (dgmar@mailbox.sc.edu)

Thank you (Award Committee)
Dr. Evelyn Baca, Illinois State University
Dr. Frank Fernandez, University of Mississippi (Award Co-Chair)
Dr. Davíd G. Martínez, University of South Carolina (Award Co-Chair)
Dr. Guillermo Ortega, Iowa State University
Dr. Nydia C. Sánchez, University of San Diego