The Urban Affairs Association gives an annual award for emerging scholars whose work exemplifies outstanding scholarship in urban affairs. It was renamed in 2004 in honor of Alma H. Young to commemorate her longstanding service to UAA, and her particular commitment to mentoring graduate students and junior faculty.
DEADLINE: October 1, 2022 (11:59pm CST) – Last day to submit an application or nomination
The applicant must be either a pre-doctoral graduate student or a recent doctoral graduate who has attained their degree within the past two years.
Pre-Doctoral Graduate Students. Student pursuing doctoral research related to urban affairs, regardless of academic discipline, are eligible to apply. Applicants must:
Post-Doctoral Graduates. Recent doctoral graduates who have attained their degree within the past two years (i.e., earned degree in 2020, 2021, or 2022).
The recipient receives:
The plaque and honorarium will be presented at the annual awards reception held during the spring UAA conference. Following the conference, a press release will be prepared announcing the winner.
The nominee must submit the Emerging Scholar Nominee Application Form and upload the following documents as PDF files:
Important note: Do not submit additional documents. Only the four (4) requested documents will be forwarded to the selection committee.
All nominations made within the past two (2) years, will be given full review and consideration. For this year’s selection process, previous nominations will be considered for submissions made in: 2021 and 2022.
If a nomination was made prior to the five years noted above, a new nomination must be submitted to receive consideration by the committee. Each new nomination will remain in the nominee pool for five years (including the year of nomination).
To verify the year of any nomination, contact the UAA Executive Office at email@example.com
The nominations will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the Chairperson of the Governing Board. The winner will be selected based on scholarship and commitment to urban issues. Specifically, candidates for the award are evaluated on the following four criteria:
The awards committee will report its decision to the UAA Executive Director, who will inform all nominees and nominators of the committee’s decision prior to the spring UAA conference.