Joseph E. Zins Awards Descriptions

Early Career Contributions by an SEL Researcher Awards: This award will be presented to a researcher who has made substantial contributions to the field of SEL in schools or school districts. Eligibility is limited to SEL researchers at the Research Scientist or Assistant or Associate Professor level. These contributions could include applied research, theoretical contributions, or research on curriculum, policies, or practices.

Distinguished Scholar Awards for Contributions by an SEL Researcher: This award will be presented to a senior investigator (Senior Research Scientist or Full Professor) who has advanced the field of social and emotional learning in schools in important and meaningful ways, across the span of a distinguished career. These contributions could include applied research, theoretical contributions, or research on curriculum, policies, or practices.