In 2014, the Urban Affairs Association inaugurated the Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs Award to recognize individuals whose body of work has contributed to defining the field and furthering the intellectual and professional development of emerging scholars. One or more awards will be given annually at the UAA Conference.
DEADLINE: September 18, 2023 (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:
Nominations can be made by any UAA member. To complete the nomination form, you will need to submit all of these items:
All nominations made within the past three (3) years, will be given full review and consideration. For this year’s selection process, previous nominations will be considered for submissions made in: 2021, 2022, and 2023.
If a nomination was made prior to the three 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 three years (including the year of nomination).
To verify the year of any nomination, contact the UAA Executive Office at email@example.com
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 Awards & Recognition Program held during the annual UAA Conference. Following the conference, a press release will be prepared announcing the recipient.
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.