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: March 30th, 2018

In Their Words

I talked to many different people, I learned a lot, I saw a myriad of subjects, and because I was a graduate scholar, I was given the opportunity to understand and see how the conference worked."

Raquel Amin, 2015 Awardee

One of the most important skills I acquired as a Graduate Scholar was networking with fellow participants at the conference. My position gave me the opportunity to talk with many delegates, with whom I might not have communicated if I had not chaired their panels."

Lieselot Verdonck, 2014 Awardee

I have to thank the lovely organisers for giving me the privilege position. As an early career academic, the award is timely for my professional development."

Rachel Tan, 2017 Awardee