Advancing Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award

The AEFP Advancing Justice, Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion (JEDI) Award recognizes individuals at any career stage, role, or sector with an impactful record of research, service, practice, or public engagement around justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in education. Advancing JEDI encompasses, but is not limited to, advancing disability rights and justice, gender equity, LGBTQIA+ equity, racial justice, and/or socioeconomic justice.

Selection Criteria

Quality and magnitude of impact of scholarship, service, and/or public engagement on research, policy, and/or practice in advancing justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in education.  In addition, the awards committee will look favorably on nominees with a history of engagement in AEFP.


The recipient will receive a monetary award and a plaque presented at the annual AEFP conference.

Submission Process and Nominations

Anyone may nominate individuals for this award. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged. It is not necessary to be nominated by someone else.

Submission Requirements

Nominations must include:
  • CV
  • A nomination form
  • (Optional) If the nominee has past engagement with AEFP that is not reflected in their CV, a brief description of that engagement can be included in the nomination form