2023 SSSR Awards

The following award nominations are due on April 15, 2023. Note the new Carol Connor award. Thank you for nominating yourself and/or your colleagues.

Travel award: Four travel awards are available for individuals who attend and present at the 2023 SSSR conference. Each award is $1000. We expect that two awards will be given to researchers who have a PhD and two awards to those who do not. Applicant must be both a citizen and a resident of a country listed in this Excel file (derived from the World Bank classification system) as low or middle income. Applicant must have a paper accepted at the 2023 SSSR conference and must present at the conference. Link to more information: Travel Awards


Taylor and Francis award: The SSSR Taylor & Francis Award is a $500 US dollars award given to four promising young investigators that can be used to cover registration fees for the conference and for related conference expenses. Link to more information: Taylor & Francis Award


Early Career Outstanding Paper Award: The Early Career Outstanding Paper 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. Link to more information: Early Career Outstanding Paper Award


Rebecca Sandak Award: The Rebecca L. Sandak Young Investigator Award was established to honor the memory of Rebecca Sandak who died before her research goals and ideas could be fully realized. The award is intended to recognize a gifted young reading researcher who shows outstanding promise and dedication to the field. Link to more information: Rebecca L. Sandak Award


Carol Mid-Career Connor Award: The Carol Connor Mid-Career Awards was established in 2022 to honor the memory of Carol Connor, who was a consistently active and impactful member of the society and was President-elect when she died. The award is intended to recognize a mid-career researcher in the field of scientific studies of reading, who is currently active in research, and has a distinguished research record over a substantial period. Other factors which the Awards Committee may take into account include breadth of research achievement, and contribution to the advancement of the science of reading, for example by enhancing the public understanding and esteem of reading research, or fostering links with other disciplines, or stimulating good independent work by young researchers. Link to more information: Carol Connor Mid-Career Award


Well wishes,
Tiffany Hogan, Awards Committee Chair