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: The GPEIG Gill-Chin Lim Award for the Best Dissertation on International Planning.
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.
This award provides cash grant of $1,000. The winner will be invited to present the award winning paper in a special Student Award Paper Session at the Annual Conference and ACSP will provide waived conference registration if the student is available to attend the conference to present the paper.
The deadline for nomination is June 1 using the nomination form below.
Criteria & Evaluation
- The student's Dissertation Committee chairperson jointly with the department chair or director of graduate studies must make the nomination.
- 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:
- 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;”
- Relation to global cooperation, global social responsibility, global ethics, and respect for global diversity pursued by GPEIG;
- Creativity in exploring/proposing international planning alternatives; and d) organization, structure, style, clarity, and originality.
One file to be submitted using the form below must include:
- The full dissertation (including table of contents and abstract);
- 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; and official university document indicating the date of award of the degree.
- Chair: Ruth Yabes, Arizona State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lucie Laurian, University of Iowa
Past Award Winners
- 2017 Thomas Douthat, Georgia Institute of Technology
- 2016 Ricardo Cardoso, University of California, Berkeley
- 2015 Yuan Xiao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 2014 Sudeshna Mitra, Cornell University; honorable mention Graham Denyer Willis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 2013 Sai Balakrishan, Harvard University
- 2012 Nishtha Mehta, University of Texas at Austin; Honorable Mention Gautam Bhan, University of California, Berkeley
- 2011 Co-winners Pietro Calogero, University of California, Berkeley and Andrew Rumbach, Cornell University; Honorable Mention - Kyung-Min Nam, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 2010 Mi Shih, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Honorable Mention - Roberto Pires, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 2009 Anupama Mann, University of Southern California; Honorable Mention - Anuradha Mukherji, University of California, Berkeley
- 2008 Georgeta Vidican, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 2007 Michael Geiger Donovan University of California, Berkeley; Honorable Mention - Sharlene Louis Mollett, University of Toronto
- 2006 N. Emel Ganapati, University of Southern California; Honorable Mention - Tanja Winkler, University of British Columbia
- 2005 Theresa Denise Williamson, University of Pennsylvania
- 2004 Mufid Qassoum, University of Illinois at Chicago
Submit the Nomination Below