The ISLS Emerging Scholars Program is designed to address underrepresentation in ISLS of scholars who are members of systemically marginalized communities (e.g., members of racial, cultural, and/or linguistic communities that are typical marginalized, individuals with disabilities and/or individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+, etc.), focusing particularly on scholars whose identities are also marginalized within their home and/or professional contexts. This program aims to attract emerging scholars regardless of their past or current membership status with ISLS. To that end, the program has four sub-goals:
- Recognize and support the outstanding work of emerging scholars that is related to the improvement of learning and/or learning environments for learners (of any age) and is designed to address injustices in education.
- Push on the boundaries of what the Learning Sciences takes as settled theories of, and approaches to studying, learning processes and learning environments.
- Support emerging scholars financially as they develop their research programs.
- Encourage and empower emerging scholars’ long-term engagement in, and contribution to, ISLS while cultivating intellectual diversity in the field.
ISLS Emerging Scholars will receive: $10,000 to support their research for one year; increased visibility within the society; and formal and informal mentorship into ISLS via events with other emerging scholars and senior scholars in the broader learning sciences community.
Applicants must be senior graduate students or within 5 years of earning their PhD and proposal review will begin September 15th.
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ISLS Emerging Scholar Committee