Pat Clifford Award

The Canadian Education Association (CEA) invites applications for the Pat Clifford Award. The award is for early-career Research in education in the 2020/21 academic session.

The Pat Clifford Award is administered by the Canadian Education Association (CEA) and intends to recognize the work of emerging researchers in education policy, practice, or theory in Canada. This award is dedicated to the memory of Pat Clifford, who was active in research and teaching practice in Canada.

Pat Clifford was one of the co-founders of The Galileo Educational Network, which is based in Calgary, Alberta. Pat had an extensive teaching background from primary through the graduate level and was the recipient of numerous awards for both research and teaching practice. She passed away in August of 2008 but she left a gift to us in her teaching, scholarly writing, poetry, and stories. As a teacher, Pat was steadfast in her belief that each child had the right to succeed brilliantly, and brought to them her own love of literature, writing, and history. This award is dedicated to her memory.

Worth of The Pat Clifford Award

  • Formal recognition of your research at a public, education-related event.
  • An invitation for you to publish a feature article about your research in Education Canada
  • Opportunities for you to develop additional knowledge mobilization strategies with EdCan Network to maximize the impact of your work in the policy and practice fields.

Eligibility

  • The Candidates can either nominate themselves or be nominated by another person.
  • Candidates must be near the completion of a Master’s or Ph.D. OR have completed a Masters or Ph.D. in the last 2 years. The date must be from the date of the convocation from a recognized Canadian university.
  • The Candidates may be from faculties of education or other related disciplines. Must also be from school boards, provincial or territorial departments of education, educational or other organizations, or research consultants.
  • Candidates can either nominate themselves or be nominated by another person.
  • Individuals with demonstrable promise in educational research as evidenced by completed research papers/projects, letters of reference, and any research awards or citations.
  • Those who show promise of making an important contribution to educational concepts, theory, policy and/or practice through their research, as evidenced by the description of work, its importance and impact with respect to one or more of EdCan Network’s program priorities, as well as plans for knowledge mobilization and dissemination.

Method of Application

THE APPLICATION MUST CONTAIN ALL THE FOLLOWING ATTACHMENTS:

  • Curriculum vitae (maximum of 4 pages).
  • A plain-language description of how the candidate’s work concretely impacts student engagement and teacher practice (maximum of 250 words).
  • An assessment by the nominator or applicant of the promising contribution to educational research in Canada and its impact on the pan-Canadian scene (maximum of 250 words).
  • If selected: One (1) additional reference letter (maximum of 250 words).
  • If self-selected: Two (2) letters of reference (maximum of 250 words PER LETTER).
  • Duplicates of two (2) abstracts and/or executive summaries of your research project reports or papers.
  • Optional: summaries of articles pending confirmation of publication and/or the applicant’s intention for future submissions within his/her area of interest.

APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS MUST NOT EXCEED SPECIFIED WORD COUNT MAXIMUMS (EXCLUDING CV). THE AWARDS COMMITTEE WILL NOT RECEIVE OR REVIEW SUBMISSION MATERIAL ABOVE THE SPECIFIED WORD COUNT.

Application Deadline:

The deadline is Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 5:00 pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).

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