NOMINATING someone for Early Career Researcher Award

Deadline Extension!

2023 Fall Selection

The IEEE TCLT Early Career Researcher Award in Learning Technologies is recognizing a researcher who is in his or her early career stage (i.e. received their doctoral degree not more than 5 years ago), has conducted high quality research results and produced and disseminated outcome worldwide.


Nominees must be

  • an active IEEE Computer Society member and an active IEEE TCLT member at the time of the nomination and during the upcoming ICALT conference when receiving the Award. Participating member of IEEE TCLT is free to join at
  • in their early career stage – less than 5 years after he or she receives his or her doctoral degree, at the time of nomination.

Important Dates

  • Sunday, January 28th, 2024: Deadline for submission of nomination packages.
  • Monday, February 26th, 2024: Notification of the winner, selected by Awards/Recognition Committee.


Nomination Process

  • Nominations can only be made by an ACTIVE IEEE Computer Society Member who is also a TCLT participating member. The nomination should be sent to the TCLT Chair directly via email (see below).
  • The nomination form can be downloaded HERE.
  • NOTE: Both of nominator and nominee need to sign in at and then click your name (at top right hand side just beside the Sign Out link). You can then choose to “View Membership and Subscription Information” and print the page to a PDF file to send it as an attachment. On the page you should be able to see your IEEE Computer Society Membership is active and your IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning Technology membership is active. TCLT participating member can be free to join at
  • Please send the nomination package directly via email to the TCLT Vice Chair for Award & Early Career Professional, Andreas Lingnau, at with subject “[IEEE TCLT Early Career Researcher Award][2023][Fall Nomination]“.
  • TCLT Awards/Recognition Committee ( will assess the nominations and select the suitable awardees by voting.

Nomination Package

The nomination package should contain

  • The nomination form for the IEEE TCLT Early Career Researcher Award in Learning Technologies. 
  • THREE representative publications (please send PDF only).
  • Other necessary supporting documents.

Selection Criteria

In the nomination package, it is necessary to include the justifications and required documents as evidences for all of the following selection criteria:

    1. Research quality and impact
    2. Publication quality and influence
    3. Community service
    4. Proof of being active IEEE Computer Society Member and IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning Technology member


  • The winner will receive an IEEE TCLT Early Career Researcher Award in Learning Technologies Certificate in the same year’s ICALT conference.
  • The winner’s name will be announced on IEEE TCLT website at
  • The winner will be invited to give a talk at ICALT or T4E within the next FIVE years after he or she receives the award.

PLEASE NOTE: The award winner SHOULD ATTEND ICALT 2024 IN PERSON to receive the award. However, due to ongoing uncertainties related to travel, the award will not be revoked, in case the winner cannot attend in person. Online participation may be required instead!