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Call for Entries: 2018 AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award

Have you recently completed a fabulous dissertation? Then AACTE wants to hear from you! Applications for the 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award are being accepted in our online submission system now through August 18.

The AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award recognizes excellence in doctoral dissertation research (or its equivalent) that contributes to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. Dissertations completed since January 2016 are eligible for consideration, regardless of what institution awarded the doctorate (member or nonmember of AACTE). See the call for entries (PDF) for other requirements.

Please note that we do not want to receive your whole dissertation with your submission! Instead, we would like a 10-page narrative answering a series of questions about the dissertation, along with a letter of support from the dissertation adviser/chair. You’ll also submit a blinded copy of your original abstract, table of contents, and references.

As always, entries will be reviewed by the AACTE Committee on Research and Dissemination. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision in November, and the winner will be recognized during the 2018 Annual Meeting, to be held March 1–3 in Baltimore, Maryland. The winner also receives $1,000!

We are simultaneously soliciting entries for the AACTE Outstanding Book Award, with a nomination deadline of May 30. The call for entries for AACTE’s other 2018 awards will be available later this month. Meanwhile, contact me with any questions about the Writing and Research Awards.


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Kristin McCabe

Editor, AACTE

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