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Elizabeth Sherman Swing Award 

The Elizabeth Sherman Swing Award was established in 2020 to recognize an emerging scholar who is conducting research on the policies or practices of multiculturalism and/or multilingualism in Europe and is planning to present this research at the annual CIES conference. The award was created to honor the distinguished contributions of Elizabeth Sherman Swing who served as the first CIES historian and dedicated her academic and professional career to research on the issues of multiculturalism and multilingualism, broadly defined. This award is funded from a bequest from Elizabeth Sherman Swing.

The award is conferred on an outstanding emerging scholar for a paper that has been accepted for presentation at the upcoming CIES conference, either virtually or in person, and demonstrates research excellence, including (a) significance of article’s theoretical and/or conceptual framework; (b) degree of sophistication or innovation of methodology used; (c) soundness of data collection and analysis; (d) social utility and its implication for policy; and (e) degree to which the article address problems of multiculturalism/multilingualism from an international, intercultural, or comparative perspective. The award shall be given to an emerging scholar, defined as someone either in the final year of Ph.D./Ed. studies or early career post-Ph.D./Ed.D. for up to five years. The award is given for an unpublished paper based on an abstract submitted and approved for the next conference plus the required 2000 word summary. The winner will be presented the award in person at that conference or virtually if necessary.

Eligible candidates should submit their applications to the Office of Executive Director by December 1, 2021. Applications should include a) a 2000 word summary of the paper plus the letter of acceptance, (b) proof of their PhD status, and (c) a copy of their resume.

The award shall be in the form of an honorarium for US $1000 with no restrictions on the spending.

Applications, and queries should be sent via e-mail to the Office of the Executive Director at oed@cies.us.