DEADLINE: January 15, 2013
The Awards Committee for the Susan C. Eaton Scholar-Practitioner Memorial Fund has issued a call for proposals for a $3,000 grant to be awarded at the LERA Annual Meeting to a scholar researcher doing new or on-going research (including dissertation research) in the labor and employment relations or related field. Only LERA members are eligible to submit a proposal for the Committee to consider.
The first grant award was made to the best proposal from an individual or team in the scholarly research area in January 2006. In 2007, it was awarded to the best proposal received from a practitioner engaged in an action research project in the labor and employment relations or related field. The Award follows an alternate-year pattern in order to recognize promising work from both the scholarly and practice sides of the labor and employment relations and related fields.
The Award will be granted annually to the most promising and relevant proposal for research or research-in-action consistent with the values and principles of the work of Susan C. Eaton and that best honors her legacy as an outstanding scholar-practitioner. This includes dissertation research, post graduate and other research projects, and/or research-related projects being done by practitioners in the fields, or research-in-action.
Submission: LERA members are invited to submit their (1) proposal and (2) letter of support before January 15.
1. A 1-2 page proposal outlining a research project is required for the Committee's consideration. The outline should include:
- a description of the project and why it is important,
- anticipated or possible findings or outcomes,
- and a project timetable.
2. A letter of support from at least one faculty or sponsor is also required. Have your faculty or sponsor email your letter of support to LERAoffice@illinois.edu or upload it along with your submission. (See 'Submit Proposal' below.)
Awards: The awardee or team will be recognized at the LERA Annual Meeting each year and will receive a check for $3,000 at that time for their project. They agree to provide a brief 1-2 page report of the project upon its completion for publication.