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Patricia L. Sitlington Emerging Researcher Award

Honoring Outstanding Independent Research Lead by Graduate Students

Call for Proposals Application Deadline: May 7th, 2021

The Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) wants to identify and highlight emerging research leaders in the field of career development and transition of exceptional individuals.

Proposals accepted to the Patricia L. Sitlington Emerging Researcher Award competition will be highlighted during a special virtual poster session at the International DCDT Conference. Selected presentations will be pre-recorded and will also include a real-time, virtual question and answer session. More information about the judging process and presentation format will be provided as the conference approaches.

Please note that all participants in the Sitlington poster competition will present virtually, regardless of whether they attend the conference in person or virtually.

The top three rated presentations will receive an award certificate. Additionally, the top-rated emerging researcher will receive a $250 monetary prize and registration fees for the next International DCDT Conference waived provided they remain a member of DCDT.

To submit a proposal, please follow the conference proposal submission link, and then choose the Sitlington Graduate Emerging Researcher Award Strand! If a presentation is not selected for the Sitlington poster competition, it will be considered for other proposal strands.

Additional Considerations:

  1. This competition is limited to dissertation research. Submissions can be made up to one year after the submitter has successfully defended their dissertation work. Graduate students who are not presenting dissertation work are encouraged to submit to other conference proposal strands.
  2. Posters must follow the general guidelines for poster presentations at the International DCDT Conference.
  3. You must be a DCDT member at the time of proposal submission.
Last Updated:  2 April, 2021

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