Monday
Nov092015

Awards Announcement

The Awards Committee is pleased to announce two new awards listed below. The introduction of Fellowships for IARR will begin this year (see below). The Fellowships Committee is composed of Harry Reis (chair), Anita Vangelisti, Chris Agnew, and Terri Orbuch. All other awards will be decided by the Awards Committee: Garth Fletcher (chair), Stanley Gaines, Pam Regan, Kory Floyd, Leanne Knobloch, Paul Eastwick, and Esther Kluwer.

International Scholar Award

This award honors the scientific and/or capacity building activities of IARR members who are non-native English speaking scholars with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. The scholar needs to be a citizen in a developing or least developed country. For a listing of countries from which scholars are eligible to apply, please see the United Nations listing of developing and least developed countries at http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49regin.htm#developed. Nominees will be judged on their accomplishments relative to their opportunities.

Nominations should include a statement that describes the accomplishments of the nominee in relation to the advancement of the science of relationships within their respective country and/or abroad through (1) the conduct of high quality research (including research outputs in language(s) other than English), and/or (2) the organization of capacity building activities for other non-English speaking relationship scholars. In addition, two additional letters supporting the nomination will be required.

Self or other nominations are welcome. All materials must be received by 1 February, 2016. Please email the nominating statement, current CV, and two supporting statements to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Garth Fletcher (email: Garth.Fletcher@vuw.ac.nz).

Note that all nominations and letters of support must be provided by current members of IARR (with the exception of students who may qualify).


Fellowship IARR

Fellow status will be awarded to IARR members who have made sustained, outstanding contributions to the field of scientific research into relationships, in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application. Candidates will only be considered after 10 years of postdoctoral contribution. Nomination materials will include a nomination letter, the nominee’s current CV, and two additional letters of support.

Self or other nominations are welcome. All materials must be received by 1 February, 2016. Please email the nominating statement, CV, and two supporting statements to the Chair of the IARR Fellowship Committee, Harry Reis (email: Harry.Reis@Rochester.edu)

Note that all nominations and letters of support must be provided by current members of IARR.

Existing Awards

Note that for all the awards listed below, all nominations and letters of support must be provided by current members of IARR (with the exception of students who may qualify).

Self or other nominations are welcome for all the awards listed below. All materials must be received by 1 February, 2016. All the relevant material should be emailed to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Garth Fletcher (email: Garth.Fletcher@vuw.ac.nz).

Steve Duck New Scholars Awards (2 awards)

 * These awards provide small grants ($500) to (1) a graduate student and to (2) a new scholar (within 3 years of receiving his or her Ph.D.) in support of their research on personal relationships. Self-nominations are expected, and should include:

 * A proposal (5 page maximum) that outlines the relevant literature, the purpose and hypotheses of the research, the proposed design and methodology, and a budget that clearly indicates how the grant monies will be used to support the project,

 * The applicant's curriculum vitae, and

 * A letter of recommendation from an informed colleague.

Teaching Award

 This award recognizes excellence in teaching in the field of personal relationships at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Nominations should include:

 * A teaching portfolio that includes (a) a statement of teaching philosophy, (b) sample syllabi, and (c) summaries of course evaluations

 * The nominee's curriculum vitae, and

 * Two letters of support from colleagues and two letters of support from current and/or former students.

Mentoring Award

 This award recognizes an outstanding mentor in the field of personal relationships. Nominations should include:

 * A letter of nomination that describes the manner in which the mentoring relationship has advanced the professional development of those who were advised, supported, or sponsored by the mentor,

 * The nominee's curriculum vitae, and

 * Up to 3 additional letters of support.

 Gerald R. Miller Award for Early Career Achievement

 This award honors the distinguished scientific achievements of scholars who are still within 10 years of receiving their Ph.D. degrees.

Nominations consist of:

 * A letter of nomination that describes the accomplishments of the nominee,

 * The nominee's curriculum vitae, and

 * Two additional letters supporting the nomination.

Berscheid-Hatfield Award for Distinguished Mid-Career Achievement

 This award honors the distinguished scientific achievements of scholars who are in the middle stages of their careers, that is, between 10 and 25 years post-Ph.D. Nominations consist of:

 * A letter of nomination that describes the accomplishments of the nominee,

 * The nominee's curriculum vitae, and

 * Two additional letters supporting the nomination.

Distinguished Career Award

 This award recognizes a full career of eminent, notable contributions to research and theory in relationship science. The award is intended to acknowledge a long span of work that has enriched our understanding of personal relationships and contributed much to the field. Nominations consist of:

 * A letter of nomination that describes the accomplishments of the nominee,

 * The nominee's curriculum vitae, and

 * Two additional letters supporting the nomination.

Dissertation Award

 This award honors an outstanding dissertation in the field of personal relationships that was defended in the time period from 1st October, 2013 to 31st October, 2015. A small cash prize is presented ($300). Nominations consist of:

 * A letter of nomination from the dissertation advisor, and

 * A summary (3 page maximum) of the dissertation.

 Nominees advancing to a second round of evaluation will be asked to provide an electronic copy of either the full dissertation or a manuscript that reports the research.

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