Submission guidelines for the 2012 Illinois Qualitative Dissertation Award
The International Center for Qualitative Inquiry is pleased to announce the annual Illinois Qualitative Dissertation Award, for excellence in qualitative research in a doctoral dissertation. Eligible dissertations will use and advance qualitative methods to investigate any topic. Applications for the award will be judged by the following criteria: clarity of writing; willingness to experiment with new and traditional writing forms; advocacy, promotion, development, and use of qualitative research methodologies and practices in new fields of study, and in policy arenas involving issues of social justice.
There are two award categories, experimental (Category A), and traditional and mixed methods (Category B). Submissions are expected to address social justice issues. Category A submissions experiment with traditional writing and representational forms (see C. Ellis, Revision: Autoethnographic Reflections on Life and Work, Left Coast Press, 2009). Submissions in Category B use traditional qualitative research and writing forms, including a combination of mixed or multiple method strategies (see J. Morse and L. Niehaus, Mixed Method Design, Left Coast Press, 2009).
All doctoral candidates are eligible, provided they have successfully defended their dissertations within the past three years. Receiving or being considered for other awards does not preclude a student from applying for this award . Applications are due 16 January 2012. The 2012 award, co-sponsored with Sage Publications, and Left Coast Press will be made at the closing townhall meeting of the Congress.During the Congress award winners will be showcased in a spotlight panel, where they will be expected to present a sample of their work. Award winners will be announced by 16 March 2012.
Applicants must submit one (1) hard copy and one (1) electronic copy of the following documents:
The hard copy should be mailed to:Illinois Qualitative Dissertation Award
c/o Norman Denzin
Institute of Communications Research University of Illinois
229 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright St.
Urbana, Illinois, USA 61801
The electronic copy should be submitted via e-mail as attachments (PDF format or MS-Word only) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: An application will not be considered complete until both hard copy and electronic copy are received in our office.