Emerging Scholar Awards

A small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the conference themes. The Award provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics—meeting experts in the field, interacting with colleagues from other parts of the world, and creating networks and lasting connections. Awardees are invited to attend the conference to present their work and play a critical organizational role in the conference by leading discussions, chairing parallel sessions, and providing assistance in session rooms.

Applications are open to those pursuing research degrees, post- and graduate students, as well as early career faculty.

To apply, follow the link below. You may also view further instructions by selecting our "Step-By-Step Guide."


Due Date: 5 February 2018

In Their Words

The experience of taking part in such a conference has been a real eye-opener. My work has gained recognition and it has led to a boost to my career as well as to my self-confidence. "

Beatriz López, 2016 Awardee

Interacting with and learning about new pedagogical tools that can be used to promote diversity in the classroom was my favorite part of the conference experience."

Gregory Luke Chwala, 2014 Awardee

It was a good beginning for me. I am starting out as a diversity scholar so it was a good way to test the waters. The conference was true to its name as it was extremely diverse in terms of the presentations, topics, and theories that emerged."

Besigye Joseph Bazirake, 2014 Awardee