Applying For The Emerging Scholar Award

How and when to submit your application.

Step-by-Step Guide

Chair sessions and meet scholars from around the world by submitting an application for the Emerging Scholar Award.

All Common Ground Research Networks conferences have an Emerging Scholar Award associated with the conference, to view all of our networks, scroll to the bottom of this webpage.

To apply for the Emerging Scholar Award fill out the application form which can be found here as well as in the conference section of your research network website. Just visit one of the Research Networks at the bottom of this page, navigate to the current year conference tab at the top, and click on 'Emerging Scholar Awards.'

Important Information about the Application and Award
  • All Emerging Scholar Award Applications are due four months before the start date of the conference. Application deadlines for specific conferences can be found in the conference section of the Research Network under 'Emerging Scholar Awards'
  • Awardees will be notified three months before the date of the conference.
  • All Emerging Scholar Award Winners are required to attend an orientation session the day before the conference.
  • All Emerging Scholar Award Winners are provided with complimentary registration
  • Award Winners are required to be present throughout the entire conference.


What is the Emerging Scholar Award?

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students or early career academics who have an active academic interest in the conference area. Emerging Scholars perform a critical role in the conference by chairing the parallel sessions, providing technical assistance in the sessions, and presenting their own research papers. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities, provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. Meeting experts in the field, interacting with colleagues from other parts of the world, and creating networks and friendships are all additional benefits of this Award. Emerging Scholars are entitled to free registration and are given special recognition during the conference proceedings. Awardees must be available on-site the day prior to the conference (for orientation and training) and throughout the conference.

Who can apply for the award?

Anyone who is currently enrolled in a graduate studies program or an early career scholar, is welcome to apply for the award.

Should I register for the conference if I have applied for the award?

Yes. You should register for the conference as soon as you are able, to take advantage of early registration and student pricing. If you are selected for the Emerging Scholar Award then your registration will be refunded in full without any processing fees or penalties.

Have I been selected as an Emerging Scholar?

All recipients of the Emerging Scholar Award will be notified three months before the date of the conference.