Submission Guidelines and Awards

All applications for conference Awards are completed through our Awards Submissions Portal, with the exception of Student Poster Awards (See detailed instruction below). Applications for awards will begin February 19th and is closed March 15th, 2018, 11:59 PM (ET). Please review the submission requirements below before beginning your award submission. Award applicants must be undergraduate or graduate student first-authors on the submitted presentation. Note that applications that do not follow the instructions may not be included in the selection process.


Research Proposal Awards: The purpose of the student research proposal awards is to identify and support emerging scholars in the field of education-related research and to encourage rigorous scholarship. Studies should be pre-publication and can be proposed or include preliminary results.

We are pleased to announce the allocation of three proposal awards for the 17th Annual EGSS Conference:

  1. Research Proposal Award (Ph.D.) – $100
  2. Research Proposal Award (M.A.) – $100

Award applications will be evaluated through a blind review process by the Student Awards Committee (comprised of 1-2 faculty members and 1-2 graduate students). Applications will be evaluated based on the submitted abstract and cover letter, according to the following criteria:

  • Appropriateness and relevance of topic to the conference theme
  • Clearly established theoretical and/or conceptual orientation
  • Research design and methodology (if applicable)
  • Implications of the findings or conclusions
  • Originality of ideas
  • Organization and clarity of the application

To apply for a Research Proposal Award, please fill out the necessary fields in the Student Awards Portal. You will need to include your original abstract submission and include a 500-word (maximum) Cover Letter addressing the relevance of your proposal to the conference theme and how your proposed research will contribute to the advancement of education-related knowledge.

Deadline to Apply: March 15th, 2018 @ 11:59 PM (ET) (within the Student Awards Google Form)


FAST5s Award: The purpose of the FAST5s Award is to recognize and encourage emerging skills in oral dissemination of academic research in an effective and engaging manner to a broad audience.

  1.  FAST5s Award – $50

Award applications will be evaluated through a blind review process by the Student Awards Committee (comprised of 1-2 faculty members and 1-2 graduate students). Applications will be evaluated based on the submitted abstract and cover letter, according to the following criteria:

  • Appropriateness and relevance of topic to the conference theme
  • Clearly established theoretical and/or conceptual orientation
  • Research design and methodology (if applicable)
  • Implications of the findings or conclusions
  • Originality of ideas
  • Organization and clarity of the application
  • Explanation of how you intend on making this presentation format successful and engaging for the audience

To apply for the FAST5s Award, please fill out the necessary fields in the Student Awards Portal. You will need to include your original abstract submission and include a 500-word (maximum) Cover Letter addressing the relevance of your proposal to the conference theme, how your proposed research will contribute to the advancement of education-related knowledge, and how you intend on making your presentation engaging for the audience.

Deadline to Apply: March 15th, 2018 @ 11:59 PM (ET) (within the Student Awards Google Form)


Travel Award: We are accepting applications for a student travel award of up to $150 (maximum) to assist presenters from outside of the Greater Montreal Area to attend and present at the 17th Annual EGSS Conference.

  1. Student Travel Awards (committee selected) – up to a maximum of $150

Students presenting at the EGSS Conference and traveling from outside of the Greater Montreal area for this event are eligible for these awards. Award applications will be evaluated through a blind review process by a panel of EGSS Committee members.

To apply for a Student Travel Award, please include a 500-word (maximum) Cover Letter in the space provided in the Abstract Submission Portal including:

  • Where you are traveling from to attend this conference
  • The importance and/or value of attending this year’s EGSS conference to your graduate program and your specific field of study
  • Your justification of how the award will be used (you can request up to $150, but must include a breakdown of the costs that the award will cover; e.g. $xx for train fares, gas, accommodation, etc.)

Please note that the final amount of the travel award given may be less than the amount initially requested.

Deadline to Apply: March 15th, 2018 @ 11:59 PM (ET) (within the Awards Submission Google Form)


Poster Awards: The purpose of the student poster awards is to promote interest and acceptance of the poster in the dissemination of educational research, to increase the quality of poster presentations, and to acknowledge excellence through visual tools.

We are pleased to announce the allocation of the following poster awards for the 17th Annual EGSS Conference:

  1. Poster Excellence Award (MA) – $100
  2. Poster Excellence Award (PhD) – $100
  3. *New* Poster Excellence Award (Undergraduate) – $100

One Poster Excellence Award will be awarded per student category (i.e., MA, PhD, and undergraduate). Applicants must be first-authors. Awards will be given based on excellence in the dissemination of education research through a poster, as selected by the Student Awards Committee (comprised of 1-2 faculty members and 1-2 graduate students), based on:

  • Originality and significance of the research (i.e. research problem, theoretical framework, methodology if applicable, results, etc.)
  • Presentation of information (i.e. structure, clarity, readability, correct citations and referencing, etc.).

To apply for a Poster Excellence Award, please submit the awards google form AND submit a completed PDF version of poster to egss.submissions@gmail.com (subject line: LastName, FirstName – Poster Excellence Award Application). The google form will require you to submit a Cover Letter (500-word maximum) addressing the relevance of your research to the conference theme and how your research will contribute to the advancement of education-related knowledge.

Deadline to Apply: March 15th, 2018 @ 11:59 PM (ET)


Please note that students who apply for multiple awards (e.g., Research Proposal and Poster awards, Poster and Travel awards, etc.) are eligible to win only one award.

 

 

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