SDS invites nominations for the 2013 SDS Senior Scholar Award. The award will be presented at the 2013 SDS Conference, to be held in Denver, Colorado. Please consider nominating mentors and colleagues who have shaped the field of disability studies. Past awardees include Carol Gill (2012), Tobin Siebers (2011), Rosemarie Garland Thomson (2010), Elizabeth Depoy and Stephen Gilson (2009), and Steve Taylor (2008).
GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS for an SDS Senior Scholar include:
- a terminal degree in his/her relevant field (PhD, EdD, MFA, DOT, DPT, etc.)
- a minimum of a decade of experience as a scholar in the field (such experience can include published scholarship, creative/artistic production, significant grants/applied research, or other equivalent activities).
- scholarship that has made a significant contribution to and/or impact on the field of Disability Studies.
- demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching, mentoring, or other kinds of leadership.
There are no restrictions on a nominee’s discipline or area of study (films, performances, on-line publications, traditional academic books and articles are all viewed as equally acceptable and deserving of recognition). People who are not members of SDS are eligible for the Senior Scholar Award.
Members of the SDS Board are ineligible for the award during their tenure on the board.
SDS SENIOR SCHOLAR APPLICATION
The following must be submitted for an individual to be considered for the award:
- A brief letter of nomination. We encourage self-nominations, as well as nominations of other individuals. If you wish to nominate someone other than yourself, please consult with that individual. We will ask that individual to confirm that she/he is willing to be considered.
- A minimum of two letters of support from individuals other than the nominee.
- A copy of the nominee’s CV.
- Contact information for the nominee.
Additional material may be requested (i.e., if the review committee is unable to locate and/or retrieve the nominee’s materials through databases and libraries). Application packets can be sent electronically to: email@example.com with SENIOR SCHOLAR in the subject line. Materials sent via USPS should be sent via registered mail to Executive Office, Society for Disability Studies, 107 Commerce Center Drive Suite 204, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA.
The recipient of the SDS Senior Scholar Award will receive the following recognition:
- a reserved slot to give a presentation at the 2013 SDS Conference;
- her/his name permanently posted on the SDS Website as a recipient of the award;
- a certificate of recognition.
Complete applications must be received by February 1, 2013. The 2013 recipient will be announced on or around April 15th.