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."

Early Deadline: 20 November 2021
Final Deadline: 21 March 2022

In Their Words

It was my second time chairing a Common Ground Conference and it was great to get a new experience while also improving my skills and learning more about conferences."

Tatjana Portnova, 2017 Awardee

I found it incredibly enriching being able to hear from so many different scholars and experts about their research and passions in the field. It was enlightening and rewarding to be present as part of the conference.

2017 Awardee

I really appreciate having the possibility to chat with and hear all these wonderful people. This is not a vertical dynamic, we all were treated the same and that made possible for us students to talk with amazing academics and to have their comments on our work."

Silvia Agreda, 2014 Awardee