At the request of the Vice President for Development and External Affairs of Teachers College, EdLab designed and manages the Strage Prize Competition. The prize recognizes outstanding published work by tenure-track untenured members of the Teachers College Faculty. A prize panel selects the journal article or book chapter published in the immediately prior year that best reflects innovative thinking in educational research and education. The work of the Strage Prize winner is documented in a short video published on the Gottesman Libraries online site. The winner for work published in 2009 is available online.