The Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards are given in recognition of development of professional excellence by persons writing doctoral dissertations in any field consistent with the AAEA Vision Statement. A maximum of three awards are given. A cash supplement of $1,000 accompanies each award. The nominator must be an AAEA member.
A university may submit one nomination for every 12 doctoral dissertations or fraction thereof presented to a graduate school faculty in the calendar year preceding the year of recognition. In determining the number of eligible nominations, universities should limit consideration to dissertations in any field consistent with the AAEA mission statement.
Selection will be made from documentation approved in final form by the student’s advisory committee. The dissertation will be eligible for the competition in the calendar year following the one in which the dissertation was accepted by the graduate school or division of the degree-granting institution.
A published dissertation may be entered in both the published research and doctoral dissertation categories but is eligible for only one award. Although a published dissertation is acceptable, a copy of the dissertation as submitted to the graduate faculty should be sent whenever possible.
The cover sheet and letter of nomination should be submitted to the subcommittee chair in electronic PDF form along with an electronic PDF version of the dissertation (or comparable document) in a separate file.
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Award Type: Prize
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