Gill-Chin Lim Award for the Best Dissertation on International Planning

Deadline: June 30, 2015
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The winner will be asked to present the paper at the Fall 2015 Annual Conference.

In recognition of the commitment of our late colleague, Gill-Chin Lim, to the study of humanistic aspects of globalization, the ACSP Global Planners Educators Interest Group (GPEIG) has established an award in his name. This award is funded annually by the Consortium of Development Studies (CODS), which was founded by Dr. Gill-Chin Lim in 1982. The Gill-Chin Lim Award for the Best Dissertation on International Planning recognizes superior scholarship in a doctoral dissertation completed by a student enrolled in an ACSP-member school.

The Dissertation Committee chairperson jointly with the department chair or director of graduate studies will make the nominations. It is expected that submissions will be selected through a participatory faculty and student process. The nominees must have received their degree in the two years preceding the deadline.

The award committee will evaluate the submissions based on: a) innovative scholarship and perspective that advance the understanding of the diverse processes of international planning in the global context, with a special focus on low-income countries of the “Global South;” b) relation to global cooperation, global social responsibility, global ethics, and respect for global diversity pursued by GPEIG; c) creativity in exploring/proposing international planning alternatives; and d) organization, structure, style, clarity, and originality.

This award includes a $1,000 cash grant and waived full student conference registration.

The application must include three copies of:

  1. The Application Form. 
  2. Full dissertation (including table of contents and abstract) in hard copy. Full Dissertation (including table of contents and abstract) in electronic copy - preferably as a PDF that can be emailed.
  3. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the chair of the nominee’s dissertation committee indicating why the nominated dissertation is deserving of the award.
  4. Official university document indicating the date of award of the degree.

Please send the application package by mail to each member of the Gill-Chin Lim Award Committee using addresses found on the application form.

Gill-Chin Lim Award Committee:

Amrita Daniere, Chair
Term: 2012 - present
University of Toronto

Lucie Laurian
Term: 2013- present
University of Iowa

Guoqiang Shen
Term: 2013 - present
University of Okalahoma