Early Career Workshop

The deadline for application has passed.

The Early Career Workshop provides an opportunity for CSCL and learning sciences researchers early in their careers to discuss their own research, to discuss early-career challenges with peers and senior mentors and to initiate international networks related to their research topics. Applications are invited from individuals in a variety of early career positions, such as, tenure track, post-doc, private sector or similar.

The goals of this Workshop are to:
The workshop will run for a day and a half during the pre-conference events – from the morning June 7th to lunch June 8th. Activities will include panels on topics such as negotiating career paths (including careers in museums, research institutes, NGOs, or the private sector), publishing and funding. A significant amount of time will be devoted to small group interactions where early career participants can present their research and receive feedback from peers and mentors. There will also be opportunities for informal interactions with peers and mentors on an impromptu basis and as part of organized social events. Mentors and panelists are mid-career and senior scholars who are active in the CSCL and ISLS community.

A detailed schedule will be published about a month or so prior to the event.


The Early Career workshop is designed for early career researchers in CSCL and the learning sciences within 6 years of receiving the doctorate. Applications are invited from individuals in a variety of early career positions, including, but not limited to, tenure track, post-doc, research track, and industrial research positions. Individuals who completed their doctorate more than 6 years ago, but have taken on their first research position in CSCL/LS within the past 5 years are also eligible. Tenure track faculty members who have submitted their files for promotion or have been promoted/tenured are not eligible.

Application Process

Applicants should submit one document that includes the following five sections:
Please direct all inquiries to cscl15ec@gmail.com.

Notification of acceptance will be made around April 15, 2015


Nancy Law (University of Hong Kong, China)
Jianwei Zhang (University at Albany, SUNY, USA)
Ulrike Cress (University of Tuebingen, Germany).


This Workshop is partially supported by the National Science Foundation through a Cyberlearning Capacity Building grant to the University at Albany (IIS-1441128). Funding from this grant can provide travel stipends for a limited number of US-based participants. We are exploring additional possible sources to provide support for other participants.

The call for CSCL 2015 Early Career Workshop can be downloaded as a pdf.