[Edling] AAAL Best Dissertation Award Announcement--please share!

jamie l. schissel jamie.schissel at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 18:16:15 UTC 2015


Call for AAAL Best Dissertation Award Nominees

AAAL invites nominations for the first annual AAAL Best Dissertation Award
for 2016.

Dissertations completed in the two years prior to this call (2013-present)
are eligible for nomination. All dissertations must be successfully
defended by the nomination deadline of June 1, 2015.

Submissions need the following materials

    A 17-20 page (double-spaced) summary of the dissertation
    Most recent CV
    A confidential nomination letter from the dissertation supervisor
    A confidential letter of support from another faculty member

Nomination and support letters are limited to 1350 words. Nomination
letters need to include the following criteria:

1.    How does the dissertation make a significant contribution to the
field of the applied linguistics?
2.    How has and what is the future potential for the nominee to
contribute to the field?
3.    How is the dissertation situated within the field of applied
4.    What is the impact of the theoretical framing and/or methodological
5.    Comment on the innovation and originality of the dissertation.
6.    How would you evaluate the clarity in writing of the dissertation for
the breadth of audiences within the field of applied linguistics and
related fields?

To limit the number of submissions, institutions are restricted to two
nominations in a single year.

Three finalists will be notified in November. At that time nominees will
need to submit their completed dissertation.

The Best Dissertation Award will be given at AAAL 2016.


March, 2015        Call for nominations announced
June 1, 2015        Round one submissions deadline
November 1, 2015    Announcement of finalists
January 1, 2016    Notification of awardee

Nominees for the award must be an AAAL nember at the time of both
nomination and award. To verify membership status, please contact
membership at aaal.org. Please emailDissertationAward at aaal.org with questions.
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