The Outstanding Dissertation is awarded annually for a Ph.D. dissertation completed and/or defended in the three years prior to the award (2014, 2015, and 2016). Dissertations that contribute to the advancement of theory, conceptualization, research, or practice closely related to nonprofit organizations or voluntary action are eligible. Nominations are especially invited in the areas where Gabe Rudney made significant research contributions during his lifetime: patterns of giving, tax policy and charitable giving and the nonprofit sector, economic contributions of the sector, or comparative international studies.
- Letter from Advisor explaining the nature of the work and how well it meets criteria for excellence in its field.
- An Extended Abstract, approximately five (5) pages. Nominees should be prepared to send a copy of the full dissertation upon request. All required documents should be submitted (by the Advisor or Nominee) in a single PDF formatted file to assure their integrity. Word documents will not be considered.
- Award recipient is required to attend the ARNOVA Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They will also serve on a panel to present their award winning research as part of a mini-plenary on the same day.
All required documents should be submitted (by the Advisor or Nominee) in a single PDF formatted file to assure their integrity. Word documents will not be considered.
AWARD AMOUNT: $1,000
SUBMISSION OPEN: March 7, 2017
DEADLINE: May 17, 2017
AWARDEE NOTIFICATION: September 12, 2017