Call for ASA Award Nominations
W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship
This award honors scholars who have shown outstanding commitment to the
profession of sociology and whose cumulative work has contributed in important
ways to the advancement of the discipline. The body of lifetime work may
include theoretical and/or methodological contributions. The award selection
committee is particularly interested in work that substantially reorients the field
in general or in a particular subfield. Nominations should include a copy of the
nominees curriculum vitae and letters in support of the nomination. The most
compelling cases contain five to eight letters from a variety of individuals able to
speak to the qualifications of the nominees. The person making the nomination
should obtain this material and forward it to the committee, with the nominees
curriculum vitae, as a package. Nominations remain under active consideration
for five award cycles.
This award honors the intellectual traditions and contributions of Oliver Cox,
Charles S. Johnson, and E. Franklin Frazier. The award is given either to a sociologist
for a lifetime of research, teaching, and service to the community or to
an academic institution for its work in assisting the development of scholarly
efforts in this tradition. Nominations should include a summary of the nominees
career or achievement, and the way in which it is consistent with the traditions
of these outstanding African-American scholars and educators.
Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology
This award honors outstanding contributions to sociological practice. The award
may recognize work that has facilitated or served as a model for the work of
others; work that has significantly advanced the utility of one or more specialty
areas in sociology and, by so doing, has elevated the professional status or public
image of the field as a whole; or work that has been honored or widely recognized
outside the discipline for its significant impacts, particularly in advancing
human welfare. The recipient of this award will have spent at least a decade of
substantial work involving research, administrative, or operational responsibilities
as a member of or consultant to private or public organizations, agencies, or
associations, or as a solo practitioner. Nominations should include a one to two
page statement and the vita of the nominee. Nominations remain under active
consideration for five award cycles.
Distinguished Scholarly Book Award
This award is given for a single book published in the two calendar years preceding
the award year (e.g., nominations for 2007 award should be published in
2005 or 2006). Nominations must come from members of the Association and
should include the name of author, title of book, date of publication, publisher,
and a brief statement about why the book should be considered for this award.
Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award
The ASA Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award honors outstanding
contributions to undergraduate and/or graduate teaching of sociology.
The award recognizes contributions that have made a significant impact on
the manner in which sociology is taught at a regional, state, national, or international
level. These contributions may include preparation of teaching- and
curriculum-related materials and publications, participation in the scholarship of
teaching and learning, development and communication of innovative teaching
techniques, leadership in teaching-related workshops and symposia, involvement in innovative program development, and contributions to the enhancement of
teaching within state, regional, or national associations. The award typically is given
for a series of contributions spanning several years or an entire career, although it
may recognize a single project of exceptional impact. The award is not designed to
recognize outstanding teaching ability at ones own institution unless that is part of
a career with a broader impact. Individuals, departments, schools, or other collective
actors are eligible. Nominations should include the name of the nominee and a one
to two page statement explaining the basis of the nomination. Nominations should
also include a vita, if applicable, and relevant supporting materials.
Jessie Bernard Award
The Jessie Bernard Award is given in recognition of scholarly work that has enlarged
the horizons of sociology to encompass fully the role of women in society. The
contribution may be in empirical research, theory, or methodology. It is presented
for significant cumulative work done throughout a professional career. The award
is open to women or men and is not restricted to sociologists. Only members of the
Association may submit nominations for the Jessie Bernard Award. Nominations for
career achievement should include a letter of nomination, a copy of the vita of the
nominee, and examples of relevant scholarship or other materials.
Award for Public Understanding of Sociology
This award is given annually to a person or persons who have made exemplary contributions
to advance the public understanding of sociology, sociological research,
and scholarship among the general public. The award may recognize a contribution
in the preceding year or for a longer career of such contributions. Nominations
should include the nominees vita and a detailed one to two page nomination statement
that describes how the persons work has contributed to increasing the public
understanding and knowledge of sociology.
The ASA Dissertation Award honors the best PhD dissertation from among those
submitted by advisors and mentors in the discipline. Dissertations from PhD
recipients with degree awarded in the 2006 calendar year will be eligible for consideration
for the 2007 ASA Dissertation Awards. Nominations must be received
from the students advisor or the scholar most familiar with the students research.
Nominations should explain the precise nature and merits of the work. Six copies of
the dissertation must be submitted.
ASA Award for Excellence in Reporting of Social Issues
The Award for Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues honors individuals for
their promotion of sociological findings and a broader vision of sociology. The ASA
would like to recognize the contributions of those who have been especially effective
in disseminating sociological perspectives and research. The ASA is cognizant of
the fact that there are many professionals (e.g., journalists, filmmakers) whose job it
is to translate and interpret a wide range of information, including sociological perspectives
and research, for the general public. This award is intended to promote a
broader vision of sociology, and to gain public support for the sociological discipline.
Please send nominations for all awards to:
American Sociological Association
1307 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 383-9005/email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for receipt of nominations is January 31.