2021 CUFA Awards
CUFA offers awards to recognize the contributions to research in the social studies education. CUFA currently offers three awards:
- Kipchoge Neftali Kirkland Social Justice (KSJ) Award (2021 Call for Nominations; Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021 11:59 pm Pacific Time)
- National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI) Fellowship Award (2021 Call for Nominations; Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021 11:59 pm Pacific Time)
- Early Career Award (2021 Call for Nominations; Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021 11:59 pm Pacific Time)
In addition, the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) offers the Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE) to support research and classroom application projects which improve social studies education and promote engaged, effective citizens.
Calls for CUFA award nominations take place with proposal submissions to Annual Meeting (typically March) and then again through the CUFA listserv in the fall (typically September). Self-nominations are encouraged. Reviewers use a rubric to make award decisions and that rubric is included in the Call for Nominations.
CUFA awards are reviewed by a panel of member volunteers. The call for reviewers occurs in summer and the review takes place in September and October. Reviewers are publicly acknowledged on this page. You can volunteer to be a 2021 reviewer here.
Please direct questions to the current CUFA awards chair:
Chris Martell, UMass Boston, firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 CUFA Awards Reviewers
In the fall of 2020, the following members served on review panels for the CUFA Awards.
Jason Allen, Shepherd University
Christina Aulino, University of Florida
Cathy A.R. Brant, Rowan University
Kristy Brugar, University of Oklahoma
Margaret Crocco, Michigan State University
ArCasia James-Gallaway, Texas A&M University
Kurt Johnson, Brigham Young University–Hawaii
Denisha Jones, Sarah Lawrence College
Lauren Harris, Arizona State University
Mark Helmsing, George Mason University
Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, Iowa State University
Piotr T. Nowakowski, Rzeszów University
Maribel Santiago, University of Washington
Sandra Schmidt, Teachers College
Ashley Taylor Jaffee, James Madison University
Brenda M. Trofanenko, Acadia University
Amanda Vickery, University of North Texas
Elizabeth Washington, University of Florida
CUFA 2020 Award Winners
National Technology Leadership Initiative Fellowship Award
The NTLI Award recognizes an exemplary paper related to technology in social studies education presented at the CUFA Annual Meeting.
Lauren McArthur Harris
(Arizona State University)
(Northern Arizona University)
(Arizona State University)
Kipchoge Neftali Kirkland Social Justice Award
The Kipchoge Neftali Kirkland Social Justice Award recognizes an exemplary paper presented at the CUFA Annual Meeting that makes a distinguished and significant contribution to promoting social justice in educational research and teaching.
Early Career Award
The Early Career Award, made to a scholar in the early stages of their career, recognizes a significant impact on the field of social studies education, which may include exemplary research/scholarship, teacher preparation, professional development, curriculum development, and/or community work.