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Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award

It is the mission of National Council for the Social Studies to engage and support educators in strengthening and advocating social studies, where social studies is defined as the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. In support of this mission, NCSS and the Research Community sponsor this annual research award designed to recognize an exemplary single-study research conception, model, design, procedure and analysis in social studies and social education.

Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award

Sponsored by:

  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • NCSS Research Community


  • Annual


  • $250
  • Commemorative Gift
  • Annual Conference session for research presentation
  • Publicity


Award for Global Understanding given in honor of James M. Becker


The award will be granted annually at the NCSS Annual Conference

  • $2,000 cash award;
  • Commemorative gift;
  • a session to present at the NCSS annual conference;
  • complimentary NCSS conference registration;
  • up to $700 in transportation/lodging reimbursement; and
  • publicity.

Purpose of the Award

NCSS Social Studies Programs of Excellence Award

Sponsored by:

National Council for the Social Studies



Social Studies Teacher of the Year Awards

National Council for the Social Studies honors annually the outstanding performance of teachers, researchers, and other worthy individuals and programs, and has encouraged unique and innovative social studies education projects through its award and grant programs. NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of social studies; teacher educators; researchers; curriculum designers; and curriculum specialists. The Council engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies.

Awards and Grants

We Are Now Accepting 2015 Award and Grant Submissions!


Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year

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