The 2015 Annual Meeting of AERA will be held in Chicago, Illinois beginning on Thursday, April 16 and ending on Monday, April 20, 2015. In addition to the research presentations and networking opportunities, “The Windy City” has numerous attractions, including the Navy Pier, the Field Museum, the Sears Tower, and The Magnificent Mile down Michigan Avenue. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Towards Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis”. According to Joyce E. King, AERA President, and Beverly M. Gordon, Annual Meeting Program Chair, the theme should focus our attention on local and global justice. The pro-gram will examine whether or not justice is an interest in cur-rent educational research and policy-making. If you submitted a proposal, you will be notified of acceptance or rejection on November 3, 2014.


Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, will host an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Grant Writing Seminar on Friday, October 17, 2014. At the session, the participants will sit in groups and interact with fellow colleagues in order to get peer input during the session. The groups will be able to submit various examples to Dr. Meredith Larson, Education Research Analyst with IES, who will lead the seminar. This interactive format will allow for immediate feedback from Dr. Larson. Her presentation will focus on writing an IES research grant proposal, including the abstract, common pitfalls, and the major sections of the proposal. After the interactive presentation, lunch will be provided. Following lunch, there will be break-out sessions with IES Grantees from the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and Florida State University. At these sessions, the IES Grantees will discuss their funded projects, your IES grant proposals, and offer possible suggestions for future submissions. Handouts will be provided. All faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Jennifer Brown (brown_jennifer2@columbusstate.edu) or check out the information website, te.columbusstate.edu/grantwriting. The deadline to register is Friday, October 3, 2014.

Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA) is accepting proposals for the 2015 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Sarasota, Florida on February 26—27. The EERA conference has been held each spring for nearly 40 years and brings together the leading scholars from the eastern and mid-western United States. The refereed conference typically hosts over 300 scholars, meaning that the conference is small enough to network and connect with colleagues, but it is large enough to offer a wide range of ideas, research methods, and topics. In addition to research papers, roundtable discussions, symposia, posters, and panels, there will be two keynote addresses featuring Stephen Miles, Provost of the New College of Florida, and Marueen Thomas, Curator of Education at the Ringling Museum. Proposals can be submitted online at www.eeraonline.org/conference. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

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