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 (2019 Call for Nominations; Deadline: Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.)
  • National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI) Fellowship Award (2019 Call for Nominations; Deadline: Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.)
  • Early Career Award (2019 Call for Nominations; Deadline: Monday, September 23, 2019 at 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 will be publicly posted on this site starting with 2019 review process. Read the 2019 call of nominations from Awards Chair Chris Martell here.

CUFA awards are reviewed by a panel of member volunteers. The call for reviewers occurs in summer (typically June). Reviewers are publicly acknowledged on this page starting with the 2019 review process. You can volunteer to be a 2019 reviewer here.

Please direct questions to the current CUFA awards chair: Chris Martell, UMass Boston, christopher.martell@umb.edu.

CUFA 2018 Award Winners

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