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Call for Applications: 2011 Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award

posted Nov 12, 2010, 6:21 PM by Educational Psychology Student Society   [ updated Nov 12, 2010, 6:21 PM ]

***Call for Applications: 2011 Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award***

 

Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association invites applications for the 2011 Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award, which recognizes excellence in doctoral dissertation research that has been completed within the past two years.

Eligibility

The applicant must be a member, affiliate, or student member of Division 15 and must have completed a dissertation in an area of educational psychology research at an accredited college or university within the past two calendar years. This year's applicants must have completed their dissertation between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2010. Applicants who are still graduate students must have had their final dissertation approved by their doctoral committee prior to application. Departments/programs may endorse no more than three students per year for the award.

Award Description

One Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award will be given each year. The award includes a $500 cash stipend, a plaque of recognition, an invitation to present the body of research at the next year's APA annual meeting, and up to $1000 for the recipient's travel and registration expenses for the APA conference.

Award Timeline

The Dissertation Award Committee will examine all eligible applications. The award decision will be made in the spring of each year and applicants will be notified of the award decision in early summer. Due to conference programming deadlines, the award will be granted at the following year's APA Convention (i.e., approximately 18 months later). The 2011 Dissertation Award will be given at the APA Convention in Orlando, FL, August 2-5, 2012.

How and When to Apply

To be considered, all application materials must be submitted electronically via email. Please note the file format requirements for each component. A completed application should contain the following components:

  1. An application cover sheet. Please name this file according to the following convention:yourlastname_coversheet.pdf. This document should be submitted as a PDF (.pdf file format) file.
  2. An extended abstract that is typed, 2000-word maximum, double-spaced in APA style. With their abstract, applicants may include up to two additional pages for tables and/or figures, and one additional page for a list of references). Please name this file according to the following convention: yourlastname_abstract.doc. This document should be submitted as a Microsoft Word file (.doc file extension).
  3. narrative autobiography (250-word maximum) describing salient research experiences, publications and/or presentations, past collaborative efforts, and career plans. (Do not submit your curriculum vitae.) Please name this file according to the following convention: yourlastname_autobiography.doc. This document should be submitted as a Microsoft Word file (.doc file extension).
  4. letter of nomination (two-page maximum) from the faculty member associated with the completion of the dissertation. The letter must be signed by the faculty member. This letter should be scanned and included in your email. Please name this file according to the following convention: yourlastname_facultynomination.pdf. Microsoft Word (.doc) format is also acceptable.
  5. Proof of current member or affiliate status in Division 15. Please name this file according to the following convention: lastname_membership. (File format may vary.)

Evaluation Criteria

All application materials submitted for consideration for the Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award will be evaluated by the Award Committee. Dissertation abstracts will be judged by the Award Committee on a scale from 1 (poor) to 7 (outstanding) along the following dimensions:

  • Significance. The theoretical or practical significance to the field should be evident.
  • Quality of Writing. The abstract should be organized and clear.
  • Quality of Research. The abstract should reflect high quality research.
  • Interpretation. The conclusions drawn are valid and well grounded.

Electronically submit the above components in one email with five separate e-mail attachments to the committee chairs, Ellen Usher, ellen.usher@uky.edu, and Martin Jones, mhjones3@memphis.edu. Submissions must be received no later than 5 p.m. EST on Friday, December 31, 2010. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the award.

 

Full information on this award is available at http://www.uky.edu/~eushe2/div15/.

 


Ellen L. Usher
Assistant Professor
Co-Director, P20 Motivation and Learning Lab

Educational Psychology Program
249 Dickey Hall
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0017
Phone: (859) 257-8647

 

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