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: March 25th, 2018

In Their Words

The emerging scholar community is an awesome community and the friendships gained will surely stay with us and be helpful in both professional and personal terms."

Bria Yifei Yan, 2017 Awardee

It is the perfect space to meet and expose several ideas and projects and also get opinions and comments from wonderful people. There is no research without perspective and dialogue and this congress opens an invaluable window to do it."

Silvia Agreda, 2014 Awardee

I observed a variety of different presentation styles and learned about topics within, involving, and outside of my discipline. I also learned about organizing a conference and chairing panels on a much larger scale than previous experiences I have had."

Tuulia Law, 2014 Awardee