In 2014, the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) inaugurated the Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs Award to recognize individuals whose body of work has contributed to defining the field. One or more awards will be given annually at the UAA spring conference.
DEADLINE: October 1, 2022 (11:59pm CST) – Last day to submit an application or nomination
Scholars from any discipline, who have engaged in research, teaching and/or service related to urban affairs are eligible for nomination. Due to the competitive nature of the award, nominees should have well-established professional careers.
The individual(s) selected for this award will be recognized for significantly shaping the field of Urban Affairs based on one or more of the following criteria:
The award recipient receives:
The award recipient will also participate in a special session at the annual UAA conference to share her/his research, its findings and implications for practice and policy.
The plaque will be presented at the annual awards reception held during the spring conference. Following the conference, a press release will be prepared announcing the winner.
INCOMPLETE NOMINATION FORMS will not be forwarded to the award selection committee if the three items below are not provided.
Nominations can be made online by any UAA member (See button below). To complete the nomination form, you will need to:
All nominations made within the past five (5) years, will be given full review and consideration. For this year’s selection process, previous nominations will be considered for submissions made in: 2018, 2019, 2020, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All eligible nominations will be reviewed by the Recognitions Committee of the UAA, which is appointed by the Chairperson of the Governing Board. The committee may request additional information from nominees and/or nominators to facilitate its review.
The Committee will review nomination materials and inform the UAA Executive Director of the outcome. The UAA Executive Office informs the recipient of the award decision.