Awards for Publications

Article Award: IARR, 2018

This award honors an article published in Personal Relationships or Journal of Social and Personal Relationships during 2015 or 2016 that has made a significant and original contribution to the study of personal and relationships. The Awards Committee will review all the articles published in PR and JSPR during those years, but letters of nomination (self or from others) that note the contributions of particular articles are welcome. All parties, excluding students, must be current members of IARR. All nominations must be received by November 1, 2017. Please send any nominations to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Anita Vangelisti (email: vangelisti@austin.utexas.edu).

 

Book Award: IARR, 2018

This award honors a book published by a member of IARR during 2015 or 2016 that has made a significant and original contribution to the study of personal relationships. Nominations should include:

 * A letter of nomination that describes the contributions of the book, and

 * Five copies of the book forwarded from the publisher, or online access to the book made available to the committee.

Self or other nominations are welcome. All parties, excluding students, must be current members of IARR. All books and nominating statements must be received by November 1, 2017. Please send both books and nominating statements to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Anita Vangelisti (email: vangelisti@austin.utexas.edu). Address: Professor Anita Vangelisti, Department of Communication Studies, 1 University Station, A1105, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1105, USA.

 

Professional 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, 2018. All the relevant material should be emailed to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Anita Vangelisti (email: vangelisti@austin.utexas.edu).

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 from October 2013 to 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.