ARNOVA’s Emerging Scholars Awards are designed to help develop the next generation of scholars, foster dissemination of research into practice, and enhance practitioner involvement in the creation of usable knowledge. The program provides funds to enable students and new scholars (those in their first year of appointment in academic or practice positions) to attend ARNOVA’s 45th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
Please note: This award is available only to those persons who have a paper accepted for the 2016 ARNOVA Conference.
• Relevance of research to the field of nonprofit and voluntary action studies
• Stage of research development
• Demonstrated interest in nonprofit organizations and voluntary action (e.g., courses taken, adaptations of course work, work experience, voluntary action, and current research agenda)
• Quality of conference proposal
• Letter of recommendation
The committee encourages applications from a wide variety of fields, as well as from women and people of color. Because financial resources for this award are limited, the committee encourages applications from people for whom this award would make a difference. Winners of the 2015 Emerging Scholars Award are NOT eligible to apply for the 2016 Emerging Scholars Award. The 2016 Emerging Scholar Awards Committee will be chaired by an experienced scholar who is a member of ARNOVA. S/he will be joined by others with wide experience in the field.
- Cover letter: A cover letter that introduces who you are, describes your qualifications for the award, and why this award would make a financial difference. Include the following information:
a. Do you already have financial support for attending this conference? If so, please identify the source of funding and the amount given
- Are you applying for support beyond this application? If so, please indicate the funding source and amount sought
- Copy of your 2016 ARNOVA Conference proposal
- Copy of your 2016 letter of acceptance from the Conference Committee Chairs
- A letter of recommendation: For graduate students, letter should be from a faculty member. For practitioners or those in their first year of an academic appointment, the letter can be from someone who knows your research/work
- A resume, containing a mailing address, email address, and telephone number where you can be reached in September
- For graduate students, an official copy of your transcript. For practitioners or academicians in their first year of employment, a letter verifying that you are in your first year of appointment (academic or practice)
- Must be an ARNOVA member with an active membership at time of application.
AWARD AMOUNT: $500 and complimentary conference registration
SUBMISSION OPEN: May 9, 2016
DEADLINE: August 31, 2016 at 11:59PM Eastern
AWARDEE NOTIFICATION: October 7, 2016