CLD Early Career Research Award (formerly Outstanding Researcher Award)

To promote and recognize research, the Council for Learning Disabilities annually presents an award for an outstanding manuscript-length paper on learning disabilities based on a doctoral dissertation completed within the last five (5) years.  Submissions for the 2022 Early Career Research Award are due by May 31, 2022.  The award will be presented at the 2022 International Conference on Learning Disabilities in Richmond, Virginia.
Award:  The recipient will receive an honorarium, plaque, and free conference registration.  Further, the award winner will present their research at the CLD 2022 Conference and will be invited to submit their paper to Learning Disability Quarterly.
Submissions:  To be eligible, the manuscript must be based on a doctoral dissertation completed within the last five years.  The manuscript may be submitted for publication but published (or accepted) articles are not eligible for consideration.

Submissions cannot be made by a second party on behalf of an author.  Each submission should include:
1)  Cover letter clearly indicating author’s name and contact information, dissertation title and keywords, degree-granting institution, major advisor, and year degree conferred.
2)  Blinded copy of manuscript not to exceed 40 pages, including title page, abstract, tables, figures, and references.  Manuscript should be submitted in Word or PDF format.
Incomplete submissions or manuscripts that exceed the page limit will not be reviewed.

The required materials should be submitted by the author to:
Dr. Jessica Toste, CLD Research Committee Co-Chair
The University of Texas at Austin
jrtoste@austin.utexas.edu

The winner of ORA is required to attend the CLD 2022 conference to present the awarded work.
Timeline:  The deadline for submission of papers is May 31, 2022. Submissions received after this date will not be reviewed. The winner will be notified by July 15, 2022.
CLD Outstanding Researcher Award Winners

For additional information, contact  Jessica Toste, Research Committee Co-Chair.