In order to promote scholarship in our field, UALE has established two projects to support the work of labor educators: UALE Research Grants, and the New Generation Award.

The purpose ot the Research Grants is to fund research related to workers, unions, and employment policy. Preference will be given to UALE members in determining award recipients. UALE has allocated up to $5,000 for this purpose. The UALE EBoard will select a maximum of two award recipients.

With the New Generation Award, UALE seeks to encourage emerging labor scholars, teachers, students, researchers, and multi-media producers. A selection committee appointed by the UALE Board will choose the four best submissionsFinalist submissions will then be presented as a session at the 2017 UALE conference in Detroit, MI. Each submission will be presented by its author(s). The selection committee choose the winner of the award based on the quality of the submission as well as the presentation during the session. The winner will be honored at the closing banquet of the conference.Those chosen to present will receive free registration to the conference and some lodging subsidy. Travel will be paid by the author.

Applications are now open for the 2017 version of both these awards.

For further information, download the complete announcement and application instructions here:

document 2017 Research Grant Announcement (13 KB)

document 2017 New Generation Award (15 KB)

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