How and when to submit your application.
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.'
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.
Anyone who is currently enrolled in a graduate studies program or an early career scholar, is welcome to apply 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.
All recipients of the Emerging Scholar Award will be notified three months before the date of the conference.