Awards

The EARA Young Scholar Award was established in 2000. This award recognizes outstanding scholastic promise in research on adolescence. The award recognizes the international publications following from a dissertation that significantly contribute to the understanding of adolescence and development during adolescence. The Young Scholar Award is given biennially by the European Association for Research on Adolescence to one young scholar who has published empirical or theoretical studies in international journals or volumes that contribute significantly to understanding adolescence and adolescent development. At the EARA conference, the awarded scholar will be given the opportunity to present his or her research and ideas.

Nominations for the Young Scholar Award require a recommendation letter outlining the merits of the award nominee, a 3-5 page abstract of the dissertation, and a copy of the full dissertation. Nominations are due in the early spring of the year of the biennial meeting.

Previous Awardees:

  • 2000 Rutger Engels
  • 2002 Henrik Andershed
  • 2004 Susan Branje
  • 2006 Geertjan Overbeek
  • 2008 Koen Luyckx
  • 2010 Maarten van Zalk
  • 2012 Loes Keijsers
  • 2014 Eeske van Roekel
  • 2014 Stefanie Nelemans
  • The EARA Lifetime Achievement Award was founded in 2004 to honor EARA’s founding president. Dr. Jackson was especially interested in peer relationships, parent-adolescent relationships, and coping. His impact on the field of adolescent was profound and revolutionary. This award recognizes an individual whose overall program of work has had a significant impact on our understanding of development and behavior during the second decade of the life-span. At the EARA conference, the awarded scholar will be given the opportunity to present his or her research and ideas.

    Nominations for the EARA Lifetime Achievement Award require a letter outlining the merits of the award nominee, 3 letters of recommendation, and copies of 3 scholarly articles or chapters that represent the nominee’s contributions. Nominations are due in the early spring of the year of the biennial meeting.

    Exact deadlines and information regarding application materials are specified in the call for nominations circulated on the website and in the newsletter.

  • 2008 Harke Bosma
  • 2008 Augusto Palmonari
  • 2010 Leo Hendry
  • 2012 John Coleman
  • 2014 Rainer Silbereisen
  • 2014 Wim Meeus