Calling for Nominations for Emerging Scholars and Outstanding Community Work Awards

The SoLAR Awards Committee is calling for nominations for two new SoLAR awards programs, the Emerging Scholars Award and the Outstanding Community Work Award. People can nominate themselves or others. We are specifically looking for nominations covering different regions of the world, i.e. Australasia, Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America.

Deadline for submissions is March 11, 23:59 AOE. 

Decision process:

  • The decision on who will be awarded will be taken by the SoLAR Awards Committee

  • The winners will be announced during LAK23

  • If there aren’t any nominees for one of the geographical regions, no award will be given for that region

  • If there is only one nominee for a geographical region, then this person may not automatically win as the eligibility criteria must be met)

For Emerging Scholars Award:

What do we mean by “emerging scholar”? Here are the eligibility criteria to be nominated for this award:

  • Obtained a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree within the past 5 years (or equivalent if there have been career interruptions)


  • Emerging noteworthy research leading to significant knowledge and understanding of learning analytics


  • Evidence of impact of nominee’s research on learning analytics application, adoption, or professional development

To nominate an Emerging Scholar, please fill out this google form:

For Outstanding Community Work Award: 

What do we mean by “outstanding community work”? Below  are the eligibility criteria to be nominated for this award (please note that while only 1 is required), select all that apply:

  • Engagement with researchers and/or practitioners to train or disseminate initiatives in the area of learning analytics

Support the dissemination of ideas in the field to multiple stakeholders

  • Engagement as a volunteer in community-based learning or research activities

  • Outreach activities to connect learning analytics with other communities

  • Foster exchange of knowledge around learning analytics with multiple groups

To nominate for the Outstanding Community Work Award, please fill out this google form: