Deadline: July 1, 2014
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The 2013 award was announced at the ACSP Administrator's Conference, November 14-17, but will be presented in the Fall of 2014. The winner will also be asked to present the paper at the Fall 2014 Annual Conference.
This award recognizes superior scholarship in a doctoral dissertation completed by a student enrolled in an ACSP-member school. The award includes a cash grant in the amount of $500 USD plus waived full student conference registration.
The committee seeks a thesis that is original, well written, employs methods elegantly, offers lessons pertinent to central issues in the field of planning, and provides guidance about how planners or governments should make choices. Nominees must have received the doctoral degree in the two years preceding the deadline (May 2011 through June 2013).
The committee will accept for review no more than one nomination from each doctoral program. Initial nominations, to come jointly from the dissertation committee chairperson and the department chair or director of graduate studies, should consist of ONLY the table of contents and the introductory and concluding chapters, together with two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the chair of the nominee’s dissertation committee, and a university document indicating the date of award of the degree. The committee may then ask for the full thesis from selected finalists.
These materials must be received in electronic form by July 1, 2013. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Make sure to include the most current address/email address for the nominee.*
The Barclay Gibbs Jones Award Committee:
William W. Goldsmith, Committee Chair
Term: 2004 - 2009 and 2012 - present
Department of City and Regional Planning
The Graduate School
New Mexico State University
Judith Grant LongTerm: 2013-
Graduate School of Design
Douglass B. Lee