The Tom Barone Award for Distinguished Contributions to Arts Based Educational Research 2015


The Arts Based Educational Research (ABER) Special Interest Group for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the call for our second triennial Tom Barone Award for Distinguished Contributions to Arts Based Educational Research recognizing artist scholars for distinguished research, professional practice, and service that advances the public understanding of arts based educational research. The award is presented to an individual whose professional career has significantly advanced the field of arts based educational research through extraordinary and significant leadership, research, teaching, professional practice, and/or service. The award established in 2012, is named in honor of Tom Barone, the first Chair of the ABER SIG whose dedication to the development of the field and community of arts based educational researchers is exemplary. Tom Barone was also the first recipient of this award in 2012.


Application deadline: Saturday, November 1, 2014


Eligibility Criteria:

• Outstanding accomplishments in the area of arts-based educational research.

• Existence of a body of work over 10 years or more or evidence that the research has significantly influenced the field.

• Service to the ABER research community (reviewer, editorial boards, conference organizing)

• Evidence of contributions to the growth of new ABER researchers (teaching, mentoring, co-authorship) and contributions to the growth of new ABER researchers (teaching, mentoring, co-authorship).


Submission Requirements:

Supporting documentation for this award should include one letter of nomination stating why the nominee is an appropriate candidate, at least one letter of support for the nomination detailing the contributions of the nominee, and a current curriculum vita for the individual nominee. Nominees must consent to the nomination and the recipient is expected to make an invited address at the ABER SIG Business Meeting at the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting in Chicago at which time the award will be presented. Nomination materials should all be forwarded via email attachments to Nadine Kalin nadinemkalin@gmail.com by November 1, 2014.

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