Call for NARST 2022 Award Nominations

Call for NARST 2022 Award Nominations

Dear NARST Members,

The NARST Awards Committee is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2022 Distinguished Contributions to Research Award, Early Career Research Award and Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. Please see more details below, and click on the links to attached documents for additional information. We encourage NARST members to apply for these awards. We want to honor your achievements.

The Distinguished Contributions to Research Award (DCRA) is awarded to those individuals who have made significant contributions to science education through exemplary, high quality research. It is the highest recognition that NARST bestows upon its members. The recipient(s) of the Award should have made substantial scholarly contributions over a period of at least 20 years since the award of their doctorate. Contributions may be of several types including, but not limited to, empirical, philosophical or historical research, evaluative studies, policy-related research, and studies reflecting new research approaches. 

The Early Career Research Award (ECRA) acknowledges contributions to science education through research by individuals during the seven years immediately following receipt of the doctoral degree. To qualify for the award in 2022, the nominee must have received the doctoral degree on or after January 1, 2014. Research contributions may vary, including but not limited to, empirical, philosophical, historical research, critical perspectives, evaluative studies, policy-related research, and studies reflecting new research techniques. 

The Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA) is the highest award that NARST bestows on a dissertation judged by colleagues on the Selection Committee to have the greatest significance in the field of science education research from among all dissertations nominated for the award year. The ODRA Committee is now soliciting nominations for the 2022 award from all current NARST members who completed a dissertation within 15 months prior to August 31, 2021. Submissions are to be sought from as wide a field of candidates as possible to be inclusive of gender, age, geographical area and ethnicity, as well as research perspectives.