UAA Awards & Deadlines

Annually, UAA recognizes the work of students and scholars through the awards listed below. Detailed award descriptions, eligibility guidelines, submission instructions, benefits, and prior winners can be accessed through the links below.

2022-2023 Deadlines

10/1/22 – Deadline for all award nominations
1/11/23 – Final committee decisions are due to the UAA Executive Office
1/17/23 – Award recipients will be notified privately
4/17/23-Public announcement of the award recipients at the UAA Conference


Best Conference Paper
Only papers presented at the previous year’s conference and submitted to JUA are eligible

Best Article in the Journal of Urban Affairs
Only articles accepted by JUA and published in the 2022 volume year are eligible

Best Book In Urban Affairs

Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs

Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar

Janet Smith Emerging Activist-Scholar Research Award

Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award

Mary Helen Callahan Distinguished Service Award*

UAA Distinguished Service Honor Roll