Each year during the Annual ARNOVA Conference, 13 awards and 6 scholarships are presented to individuals for their outstanding achievements. Throughout the years, these awards and scholarships have positioned ARNOVA as an association that recognizes scholars, leaders, and practitioners' accomplishments, promoting and supporting nonprofit and voluntary action research.
Navigate the different tabs and click on the links to learn more about each award/scholarship.
Award/Scholarship is currently open for submissions
Award/Scholarship is currently closed for submissions
No nominations required
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🔴 Distinguished Achievement and Leadership in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research Award
🔴 Gabriel G. Rudney Memorial Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research
🔴 NEW - The Lester M. Salamon Memorial Award for Promising PhD Proposal in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research
🔴 Best Conference Paper Award – 2023 Nominations opening on October 24.
🔴 Best Poster Award – 2023 Proposal submissions opening on June 8.
🔵 Outstanding Article in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ)
🔵 Best Reviewer for Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ)
These awards are sponsored by our partners, UMD Do Good Institute and RGK Center, to fund future research.
Go to Proposed Research Awards Homepage>>
🔴 RGK-ARNOVA President's Award
🔴 UMD Do Good Institute & ARNOVA Global Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Award
ARNOVA is pleased to announce the opening of submission for our annual book awards about philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, and civil society. ARNOVA is the leading network of researchers, university faculty, and practice leaders who focus on these subjects in their teaching, writing, and policy work. We seek to honor the most impressive work in these areas.
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🔴 Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research
🔴 Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize
These scholarships are workshops, seminars, or mentorship programs held before the Annual Conference. Selected participants are required to attend the designated sessions (in the format available) to receive any scholarship benefits.
Go to Program-based Scholarships Homepage>>
🟢 Early Career Mentoring Program – Application deadline EXTENDED to April 3.
🔴 Graduate Diversity Scholars and Leaders Professional Development Workshop
🔴 Undergraduate Diversity Scholars and Leaders Professional Development Program
These scholarships support individuals to attend ARNOVA’s Annual Conference. We hope to make it possible for people of limited means to participate in this important event.
Go to Fund-based Scholarships Homepage>>
🔴 Conference Scholarships and Travel Grants
Awards & Scholarships FAQs
Can I save or modify my nominations/applications?
Yes, you can modify or update your application at any time until the deadline.
Can I save incomplete nominations/applications?
Incomplete submissions will be saved in your account for completion until the deadline.
Can I apply for more than one award or scholarship at once?
Yes, you can apply for multiple awards and scholarships. Each award and scholarship requires a separate application. Note: you may only accept one award and one scholarship.
Can I apply if I have accepted an award/scholarship in the past?
Please check the terms and conditions for each award above.
I have a problem with my application form. Who can I contact?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 317-684-2120.