PLATO AWARDS

PLATO recognizes leadership and contributions to precollege and public philosophy through 2 awards, the PLATO Service Award and the PLATO Emerging Leader Award. The awardees will receive a $500 honorarium and award plaque at the next PLATO conference.

Please use the form below to submit nominations for each award.

The deadline for submission is:

May 15th 2020.

Descriptions & Nomination Process:

(Please note there are two “tabs”, one for each award)

PLATO Service Award

Description

The PLATO Service Award honors PLATO Members who have dedicated their time and efforts over the course of their career to the mission of PLATO, and who have contributed in significant and meaningful ways to the expansion of PLATO’s programs and committee work. With this award, we seek to recognize their long-term contributions to precollege and public philosophy, and consistent commitment to equity in access to these programs.

Nominations (Criteria & Process)

  1. This award is for PLATO members who have made significant, long-term (i.e. over the span of at least 5 years) contributions to PLATO and precollege and public philosophy initiatives and efforts.
  2. The nominee must be a current PLATO member (and/or become a PLATO member by the time of receiving the award if he/she/they are selected).
  3. Nominations must come from current PLATO members, and should include a letter of support for the nomination, including specific examples of the nominees accomplishments and reasons for deserving the award. The letter can be up to 500 words. Items to consider in your nomination include:
    • Nominations must come from current PLATO members, and should include a letter of support for the nomination, including specific examples of the nominees accomplishments and reasons for deserving the award. The letter can be up to 500 words. Items to consider in your nomination include:
    • As specifically as you can, discuss why you feel the nominee is deserving of the PLATO Service Award.
      • What contributions has the nominee made to the advancement of PLATO’s mission and programs? Please include examples.
      • What contributions has the nominee made to precollege and/or public philosophy efforts more generally? Please include examples.

PLATO Emerging Leader Award

Description

The PLATO Emerging Leader Award recognizes PLATO members early in their careers who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing precollege and public philosophy. They have demonstrated a passion for expanding opportunities and/or scholarship on precollege and public philosophy so that young people and the public, more generally, can engage in philosophical inquiry. Their contributions also evidence a dedication to continued growth in philosophical programming for underserved populations.

Nominations (Criteria & Process)

  1. This award is for early-career PLATO members (including, but not limited to, undergraduate and graduate students and early career faculty and K-12 teachers) who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing precollege and public philosophy.
  2. The nominee must be a current PLATO member (and/or become a PLATO member by the time of receiving the award if he/she/they are selected).
  3. Nominations must come from current PLATO members, and should include a letter of support for the nomination, including specific examples of the nominees accomplishments and reasons for deserving the award. The letter can be up to 500 words. Items to consider in your nomination include:
    • How long have you known the person you are nominating and in what capacity?
    • As specifically as you can, discuss why you feel the nominee is deserving of the PLATO Emerging Leadership Award.
      • As specifically as you can, discuss why you feel the nominee is deserving of the PLATO Emerging Leadership Award.
Submit your nomination here:
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