Emerging Scholar Awards

Each year a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding early-career scholars or graduate students. The Award offers complimentary registration, Network Membership, and CGScholar Credit. It provides a robust professional development opportunity for early career academics to meet experts in the field, interact with colleagues from other parts of the world, and create networks and lasting connections. In our Blended Model, we have two kinds of Emerging Scholars -- In-Person Blended and Online Only. Across all formats, Emerging Scholars play a critical role in the conference by leading discussions and chairing parallel sessions and are offered a publication pathway for their research. This way, we can provide maximum exposure for this selected group of researchers.

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

Final Deadline: 16 February 2022

2021 Emerging Scholar Awardees

​Corinne Crosbourne

​Corinne Crosbourne

London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Corinne Crosbourne is a dedicated local government Equality and Diversity Officer in the United Kingdom, who works dynamically at both county and district level to deliver equalities strategies for local communities. She is also a part-time MSc student at the London School of Economics and Political Science, studying Gender, Policy and Inequalities with the support of an academic scholarship from the Sidney Perry Foundation. Corinne has led memorable campaigns on race equality and mental health and has a passion for researching further on inclusion and equity in society from a social policy lens.

 Shonal Rath

Shonal Rath

Founder, Demystified Initiative, India

Shonal Rath is an internationally recognized researcher who has publications in Development Studies, Economics, Data Science, Finance, and Society. She has received several accolades such as Honorary Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society for Great Britain and Ireland, Colonel Commission, the United States, Kentucky's Highest Civilian Honor, Research Excellence Award by the Institute of Scholars, and many others. She founded the Demystified Initiative, a purpose-led technology as an equalizer platform. A profound and well-known speaker, the Indian Achievers Forum has awarded her the Young Entrepreneur Award. She is also an established author of the book series Project Development Demystified, KY Publications, Registered under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India as well as NotionPress.

Amber Duivenvoorden

Amber Duivenvoorden

Bath Spa University, England

Amber Duivenvoorden is a third year PhD researcher in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Her research centres around how the nuances of a minority culture can be retained when writing fiction in the English language. As part of her PhD, she is writing a collection of short stories about Malta, with particular focus on how the country’s political concerns have developed from post-war to contemporary times. Her work has been published in the Bristol Short Story Prize 2017, the internationally refereed postgraduate journal antae and in The Transnational Journal.

Stephen Brady

Stephen Brady

Ohio State University, United States

As an Assistant Professor with Ohio State University Extension, Stephen works in 4-H Youth Development. He has 3 main work foci: 4-H Camp Counselor Training, Community and School Enrichment programs, and Leadership / Diversity Training. He has a passion for expanding and challenging young minds, particularly integrating cultural learning and cross-culture immersion programming.

Stephen recently started in the faculty track with The Ohio State University College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences. Before starting with OSU Extension, he worked as a full-time AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer and served as the Speaker’s Bureau Director for the National Coalition for the Homeless in Washington DC.

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

I was able to make affiliations and gain experience in the field. My work is all about diversity in organizations, therefore, it provides me with more credibility and support in future works that I have underway."

Francesca Dansereau, 2017 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