Each year during the annual ARNOVA conference, the awards and scholarships listed below are presented to individuals for their outstanding achievements. A listing of previous recipients of each award can be accessed by clicking on any of the links below. Specific nomination/application information including deadlines for each of the awards below is posted to the website when they become available each year.
Submissions for the 2017 Conference will begin on Tuesday, March 7th and end on Wednesday, May 17th unless otherwise noted
Awards for research and service
These awards are for prior research, scholarship, teaching and service.
Award for Distinguished Achievement and Leadership in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research
Gabriel G. Rudney Memorial Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research
Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research
Outstanding Article in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ)
Past Recipients *All articles published in 2016 considered automatically; no nominations required
Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize (Awarded jointly by ARNOVA and Independent Sector)
NEW! The Peter Dobkin Hall History of Philanthropy Book Prize
Awards for proposed research
These awards are to fund future research.
RGK-ARNOVA President's Award
Past Recipients | RGK Center Working Papers
NEW! UMD Do Good Institute & ARNOVA Global Philanthropy And Nonprofit Leadership Award
NEW! Mohammed and Abdullah Ibrahim Al Subaie Charity Foundation-ARNOVA Arab Philanthropy and Nonprofit Research Award
NEW! Dugan Research Award on Philanthropic Impact
Submissions for the 2017 Conference will begin on Tuesday, May 9th
Calling all Emerging Scholars! The Emerging Scholars Award is available to those who have had their paper accepted to present at this year's Conference.
ARNOVA Doctoral Fellows Program
Do you have an approved dissertation proposal? Would you like to participate in a fellowship seminar with senior scholars and fellow doctoral students to receive feedback and research advice on your dissertation? Apply for the Doctoral Fellows program.
Doctoral Fellows Seminar I
Designed for scholars who have completed their comprehensive exams and successfully defended their dissertation proposal
Doctoral Fellows Seminar II
Designed for scholars that have successfully passed their comprehensive examinations leading to the PhD but have yet to defend their proposal
Are you enrolled or considering enrollment in an accredited graduate program with a focus on philanthropic, nonprofit or voluntary action studies? Please review the requirements for the Diversity Scholars and Leaders Program which includes a Professional Development Workshop during the 2016 Conference in Washington, D.C. This year's agenda is designed to provide opportunities for networking and sharing information on teaching, dissertation and research strategies, career paths, and work-life balance.
Submit an application for financial assistance to attend the Annual Conference.