International Visual Sociology Association: Call for nominations for awards

For those qualitative researchers using visual methods, the IVSA has announced a call for nominations for a range of awards. See below.

February 27th is the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2019 Rieger and Prosser awards administered by the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA). Rieger Awards are for outstanding work in visual sociology by graduate students. Prosser Awards are for outstanding work in visual methodologies by beginning scholars.

Award winners for each program receive a cash prize of $1000 USD, an invitation to publish digital representations of their work through the IVSA web site, and a certificate of merit from the IVSA. Award winners are also eligible to apply for an IVSA Presidential Travel Stipend (of up to $1,000 USD) to attend the 2019 IVSA Conference which will be held June20-22 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

https://visualsociology.org/?page_id=936

ELIGIBILITY and NOMINATIONS

Any active IVSA member can submit a nomination (including a self-nominations) for either award. Nominees do not need to be IVSA members, but they must be nominated by an IVSA member.

Non-members who want to self-nominate or nominate someone else can do by first joining the IVSA. See below for more information about review criteria, eligibility and the nomination process for each Award Program. This information and online nomination forms are also available in the members’ section of the IVSA Website at the links below.

TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION

All nominations and supplementary materials should be submitted in English (as PDFs or links to a web site) through online nomination forms in the members section of the IVSA Website.

Rieger Award, IVSA members page: http://visualsociology.org/?page_id=835

Prosser Award, IVSA members page: http://visualsociology.org/?page_id=839

RIEGER AWARDS

For Outstanding Graduate Student Work In Visual Sociology

Eligibility and Nominations

To be considered for a Rieger Award, graduate students must be nominated by a current IVSA member and have completed a masters thesis or doctoral dissertation during the preceding two years (since January 1, 2017). Nominees must have been graduate students when they completed the thesis, dissertation, paper or project for which they have been nominated. Nominees themselves do not have to be IVSA members, but if they are, they can self-nominate.

How to Submit

All nominations and supplementary materials should be submitted by 27 February 2019 (in English) as PDFs or links to a web site through the online Rieger Award nomination form in the members section of the IVSA Website: https://visualsociology.org/?page_id=835

Review Criteria

Work nominated for Rieger awards will be evaluated by the IVSA Awards Review Committee for its thoughtfulness, significance and creativity in addressing issues of interest to members of the IVSA. Special consideration is given to work that:

  •  Enhances the theory and/or practice of visual sociology;
  • Enriches understanding of culture and social life;
  • Contributes new insights to social scientific research and practice; and/or
  • Models creative and effective applications of visual imagery to social research.

Award Categories

Rieger Award nominations are invited for outstanding work in two different formats: a masters thesis or doctoral dissertation; or a paper or project.

Rieger Award Nomination Materials: For a Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

  • Contact information for the nominee and the nominating IVSA member: name, position, academic department or program, institution, telephone and email address.
  • A nomination letter (1000 words max) from the nominating IVSA member, recommending the student’s work in terms of the Awards Program review criteria (see above).
  • Written confirmation of the date that the nominee’s thesis or dissertation was completed.

For Masters Students: A copy of the complete thesis and thesis abstract.

For Doctoral Students: A copy of sample chapters (60 pages max) and a dissertation abstract. Note: Doctoral student nominees also may be asked to submit their full dissertation at a later date.

Rieger Award Nomination Materials: For a Project or Paper

  • Contact information for the nominee and the nominating IVSA member: name, position, academic department or program, institution, telephone and email address.
  • A nomination letter (1000 words max) from the nominating IVSA member, recommending the student’s work in terms of the Awards Program review criteria (see above).
  • Written confirmation that the nominated work was completed during the previous two years and while the nominee was a graduate student.
  • A digital copy of the nominated paper or project (e.g. PDF or online gallery/resource).  NOTE: The paper or project completion must involve submission by the student to a course, presentation at a conference or workshop, publication, or incorporation in a public exhibit.

PROSSER AWARDS

For Outstanding Young Scholars Working with Visual Methodologies

Eligibility And Nominations

To be considered for a Prosser Award, candidates must be nominated by a current IVSA member and have completed outstanding work in visual methodologies during the previous two years. As “beginning scholars,” nominees also must be either current graduate students or scholars who completed their graduate degree program since January 1, 1014. Nominees do not have to be IVSA members, but if they are, they can self-nominate.

How to Nominate

All nominations and supplementary materials should be submitted by 27 February 2019 (in English) as PDFs or links to a web site through the online Prosser Award nomination form in the members section of the IVSA Website: https://visualsociology.org/?page_id=839

Review Criteria

Each nominee’s work will be evaluated by the IVSA Awards Review Committee to assess its thoughtfulness, significance and creativity in addressing issues of interest to members of the IVSA. In examining the work of Prosser Award Nominees, the Review Committee will give special consideration to work that:

  • Enhances the theory and/or practice of visual methodologies;
  • Contributes new insights to participatory approaches, visual representation, and analysis;
  • Enriches understanding of culture and social life; and/or
  • Models creative and effective applications of visual imagery to critical inquiry.

Nomination Materials: For a Prosser Award

  • Contact information for the nominee and the nominating IVSA member: name, position, academic department or program, institution, telephone and email address.
  • A nomination letter (1200 words max) from the nominating IVSA member, recommending the nominee’s work in terms of the Awards Program review criteria (see above).
  •  Supplemental documents and work products (not exceeding 5,000 words and 10 images) that illustrate the exceptional value and potential of the nominee’s contributions to visual methodologies.
  •  Evidence confirming current graduate student status or the completion of graduate degrees since January 1, 2014.

IMPORTANT DATES: ALL AWARDS

February 27, 2019: Deadline for submitting nominations and review materials

April 2019: Award recipients notified by the IVSA President

June 2019: Awards ceremony at the IVSA Annual Meeting

CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jon Wagner (IVSA awards program coordinator): jcwagner@ucdavis.edu

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