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Research Awards

Iowa Academy of Education is composed of outstanding Iowa scholars whose work has earned respect and recognition among peers for making a significant contribution to the broad field of educational studies. The Academy’s principal function is to inform educational policies and practices in the state of Iowa through the scholarly consideration and analysis of significant educational issues.

The IAE is pleased to offer two research awards annually:

Thomas N. Urban Research Award

The Thomas N. Urban Research Award is presented to an active scholar with compelling research that is likely to have an impact on education. 

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

The Iowa Academy of Education Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is presented annually to the author of an outstanding dissertation written by a student at an Iowa University that focuses on an issue of significant policy importance to education in Iowa.