:::APSCE Early Career Researcher Award

Early Career Researcher Award 2019

(FORM-ECRA-1) Early Career Researcher Award Form

Early Career Researcher Award recognizes an active APSCE Member in the early stages of his or her career no later than 12 years after receipt of the doctoral degree who has produced international quality research outputs, and be able to demonstrate ambitions and aspirations consistent with the potential to achieve world-leading status. The Award was launched in 2009 for provision every two years. Starting from 2014, the Award is provided annually.

Qualification for nominees

  • Must be an APSCE member in good standing at the time of the nomination and during the upcoming ICCE conference when receiving the Award.
  • Must be in the early stages of their career no later than 12 years after receipt of the doctoral degree at the time of nomination.

Nomination Mechanism

  • Nomination by the APSCE member should be sent to APSCE Award Sub-Committee Chair.
  • APSCE Award Sub-Committee and Executive Committee members will conduct respective assessment of the candidates and elect the suitable awardees by voting.

Selection Criteria

Please provide specific information by submitting the completed application form and required materials.

  • The Award will recognize sound and substantial research work in the fields of Computers in Education. The scope of work could range from pioneering basic research and experimental development to innovative application.
  • Contributions and services to the community.

The selection criteria is based on merit according to the three following three components:




Weightage (%)


Quality and academic impacts

Write-up by nominee


List of research (up to 2) as principal investigator and awarding body in write-up


Citations & h-index in write-up


Future direction

Write-up by nominee



Quality of journals/conference papers

List of 3 most significant publications in write-up


Contribution and services


Write-up by nominee




*additional evidence can be uploaded to a designated website

Required Documents

  • The completed "APSCE Distinguished Researcher Award Form" (FORM-DRA-1) together with 3 representative of most significant publications.


  • Early Career Researcher Award Certificate
  • 500 USD for one recipient
  • Indication of the recipient's name(s) on APSCE website
  • Receiving nomination for Theme-based Invited Speaker for ICCE Conference in a future year

The winner of this award shall:

  • contribute a paper to RPTEL, the journal of APSCE, within two years of receiving the Award;
  • be present at the award ceremony.

Please send the completed “APSCE Early Career Researcher Award Form” and related materials to the Chair of APSCE Award Subcommittee at suluan@upm.edu.my (cc to cheekit.looi@nie.edu.sg, & tsaicc@ntnu.edu.tw) by June 30, 2019 (Sunday) 29 July, 2019 (Monday) (extended)!.