TABE Outstanding Dissertation Award TABE 2021 THEME: Rompiendo Barreras: Reaching New Heights Toghere!
Submissions Period: May 23-July 15, 2021
Description of the Award: This award honors a doctoral graduate student whose completed dissertation makes a significant contribution to research related to bilingual education.
Rationale for Establishing the Award: The purpose of this award is to encourage and reward doctoral graduate students doing outstanding dissertation research in the area of bilingual education.
Eligibility Criteria: Nominations will be accepted on behalf of an individual who makes a significant contribution in the area of bilingual education and who has completed and defended a dissertation accepted by the Graduate School of the nominee’s university, and has been conferred a doctoral degree within the 2-year period preceding receipt of the award. Eligibility criteria includes: • The dissertation must have been completed within the past two academic years. • The nominee is a member of TABE • Self-nominations will be accepted • The nominee has not previously entered the competition. • The nominee is not a member of the TABE board.
Review/Selection Process: Each submitted nomination will first be assessed and scored by the Award Committee solely based on the dissertation summary (manuscript) and references using evaluation criteria. The full files of the three nominations with the highest review scores, will then be examined and read by the Award Committee. The Committee will review the scores, the reviewer comments, and the dissertation committee chair letters, and will rank order the proposals (1 being first choice, 2 being second choice, etc.). The Committee chair(s) will tabulate the ranks from the committee members; the winner will be the nomination with the highest total score.
Selection Criteria: See attached review criteria and rating scale.
Form of Recognition: conference recognition via Zoom, plaque, and complimentary registration
Form of Announcement of Award Winner: The award winner will initially be notified via e- mail. The winner will receive her/his plaque on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the 2021 TABE Annual Conference via Zoom.
Frequency of Conferral of the Award: TABE will pilot this award during the 2021 conference and may adopt it on an annual basis contingent on outcome. If the committee determines that no high quality nominations were received, no award will be conferred that year.
Procedures: Submit electronically (via the application link posted on the website) the files indicated below. 1) title page (author’s name, address, institutional affiliation, telephone, email, name of dissertation committee chair(s), and members);
2) letter of recommendation from dissertation committee chair;
3) Journal-length manuscript summarizing the study derived from the dissertation and written by the nominee. This manuscript should adhere to the APA manual’s (6th ed.) guidelines for manuscript preparation, should be approximately 25-30 pages (double- spaced), and should be geared toward publication. Selected manuscripts might be considered for publication in the TABE Journal of Bilingual Education Research and Practice. Refer to tabe.org for sample issues and articles. The manuscript should include: objectives/purpose; perspectives/theoretical framework; methods/mode of inquiry; data sources and analyses; results/discussion; and conclusion and educational/scientific importance of study. It will be judged primarily by a panel of scholars in the field. Submit the three files mentioned above using the following form: Click Here no later than July 15, 2021. You will receive a confirmation email indicating if all files have been received.
Dr. Judith Márquez will select name of winner based on rank (as provided by committee) and make recommendation to TABE Executive Board no later than September 1, 2021. The winner will be notified the second week of September, 2021.