Early Career Outstanding Paper Award

Early Career Outstanding Paper Award

The Early Career Outstanding Paper Award is a new award to be given by the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. The first year for this award will be 2017. This award will be given every two years, so in 2017, 2019, 2021, etc.

The award is intended to recognize an outstanding paper published in Scientific Studies of Reading by a scholar who has earned his or her doctorate within the past 7 years. The award is given for the best paper, as determined by the SSSR Awards Committee. Outside letters of support are not needed for the award. Only the application is required.

For the award to be announced in July 2017, the PhD should have been received after Jan. 1 2010 and before June 1, 2017. (Those who are graduate students at the time of application and who do not yet have a PhD are not eligible for this award.) These dates will change accordingly in future years, so that each time the award will always be given to someone who has had the PhD for 7 years or less. If your paper is not chosen for the award in this round, and if you are still eligible 2 years later, you may submit a new application for the paper during the later round. Please note that applications are not automatically carried over but need to be resubmitted.

The paper in Scientific Studies of Reading must be published online or in print before the due date of the application, which is June 1, 2017

Please complete the Google Form application by June 1, 2017.

Google Form application (preferred application form)


If you do not have access to Google Forms, please complete the Word doc application and email it in PDF format to the Chair of the Awards Committee Submit, Rebecca Treiman (rtreiman@wustl.edu) by June 1, 2017.

Word doc application (send as a PDF)