Nomination Deadline: October 15. 2020 (11:59pm Central Time)

The UAA-SAGE Marilyn Gittell Activist Scholar Award was established in 2011 to highlight the importance of field-based urban scholarship and promote the dissemination of work by activist urban scholars.

The award is designed to focus on the research of an individual who is, or has been engaged in field-based research in an urban context (anywhere in the world). The research would ideally incorporate direct engagement with local community-based organizations and/or local residents around a policy area of high importance.

Award Benefits
UAA provides a special award plaque, an honorarium of $1,000, conference registration waiver, and an invitation to the annual VIP dinner. A press release will be prepared announcing the winner. The award recipient will participate in a special session at the annual UAA conference to share her/his research, its findings and implications for practice and policy.

Nominations may be made online by any UAA member no later than October 15, 2020. To make a nomination provide: 1) the nominee’s name, institutional affiliation and email address; 2) the nominee’s curriculum vitae;  and 3) any supporting documentation of the nominee’s community engagement.

Complete details about the award, criteria, deadlines and nomination submission from URL can be found at:

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