Mid Career Workshop

The deadline for application has passed.

The Mid-Career Workshop is a new event this year. Whereas 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, the Mid-Career Workshop focuses on issues that become relevant later on (e.g. approximately 10 years after the doctorate, during the tenure seeking process, or right after obtaining tenure) in academia, but also in museums, NGOs and in R&D positions in the private sector.


The workshop will run for one day during the pre-conference events on June the 7th. Activities will mainly center around issues that fellows would like to discuss, either to ask for advice or to share solutions. They may include strategies for managing a large research team, risk taking in research themes, prioritizing time for research and service (what changes after tenure?), who to ask for tenure letter-writing, how to write a tenure recommendation letter, etc.

Mentors at the mid-career workshop include: Kristine Lund, Susan Yoon, Sean Goggins, Eleni Kyza, Chee-Kit Looi, Sadhana Puntambekar and Carolyn Rosé.

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


The Mid-Career Workshop is designed for mid career researchers in CSCL and the learning sciences. Researchers have had their doctorate for approximately ten years and/or if they work in the United States, are currently negotiating tenure or have recently been awarded tenure. If they work in Europe or Asia, there are other indicators of having reached mid-career, such as promotions to the next level of position.

Application Process

Applicants should submit one document that includes the following five sections:
Participation is limited and competitive. Selection criteria include eligibility requirements, scientific quality of the proposal, potential benefit of participation to the candidate, and the assembly of a productive and diverse cohort.

Notification of acceptance will be made around April 15, 2015.

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