Early Career Award

The AEFP Early Career Award recognizes junior scholars (between 1 and 6 years post doctorate) with exemplary early career trajectories whose research substantially contributes to the field of education finance and policy. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.


Individuals who received their PhD from an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution between between June 1, 2010 and August 31, 2015.


  • A $1000 award to recognize promise and contributions to the field
  • Presentation of a plaque at the AEFP Annual Conference
  • Award recipients will be expected to attend the 2017 AEFP Conference to be presented with their plaque and funding.

Submission Requirements

Applications must include:

    An updated CV

Application Information

  •  All applications should be submitted to the AEFP Awards Committee Chair Jason Grissom at jason.grissom@vanderbilt.edu   with “2017 Early Career Award” in the subject heading.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2016.

Past Winners

2016: John Papay, Brown University
2015: David Deming, Harvard University