APSCE Early Career Researcher Award

Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Distinguished Researcher Award 2024

The APSCE Early Career Researcher Award recognizes an active APSCE Member in the early stages of his or her career no later than 12 years after receipt of the doctoral degree who has produced international quality research outputs, and be able to demonstrate ambitions and aspirations consistent with the potential to achieve world-leading status. The Award was launched in 2009 for provision every two years. Starting from 2014, the Award is provided every year. At most one Early Career Researcher Award will be presented each year.

Qualification for nominees

  • Must be an APSCE member in good standing at the time of the nomination and during the upcoming ICCE conference when receiving the Award.
  • Must be in the early stages of their career no later than 12 years after receipt of the doctoral degree at the time of nomination.
  • Former APSCE Early Career Researcher Awardees are not eligible.

Nomination Mechanism

  • Nomination by the APSCE member should be sent to APSCE Award Subcommittee email ([email protected]).
  • The APSCE Award Subcommittee and Executive Committee members will conduct respective assessment of thecandidates and elect the suitable awardees by voting.

Selection Criteria

  • Please provide specific information by submitting the completed application form and required materials.The Award will recognize sound and substantial research work and publications in the fields of Computers in Education. The scope of work could range from pioneering basic research and experimental development to innovative application.
  • Contributions and services to the academic community.

The selection criteria are based on merit according to the three following components:

  Component Criteria Evidence* Weight (%)
Research Quality and academic impact Write-up by nominee 15
List of research projects (up to 2) as principal investigator and awarding body in write-up 10
Citations & h-index in write-up 5
Future direction Write-up by nominee 20
Publications Quality of journals/ conference papers List of 3 most significant publications and the write-up on their respective academic novelty/contributions 25
Contribution and services APSCE/ICCE/ RPTEL Write-up by nominee 15
Others 10

*additional evidence can be uploaded to a designated website

Required documents

  • The completed “APSCE Early Career Researcher Award Form” (FORM-ECRA-1) together with 3 most significant publications


  • Early Career Researcher Award Certificate
  • 500 USD for one recipient
  • Indication of the recipient’s name(s) on APSCE website
  • Nomination for the Theme-based Invited Speaker for ICCE Conference in a future year

The winner of this award shall:

  • contribute a paper to RPTEL, the journal of APSCE, within two years of receiving the Award;
  • be present at the award ceremony.
The deadline for nomination is Wednesday 31 July. Please send your nomination to APSCE Award committee chair: Weiqin Chen ([email protected])
The Award Committee
 Weiqin Chen (chair) , Ulrich Hoppe, Gautam Biswas and Chen-Chung Liu