DCSS makes awards in four categories each year: two are individual awards, one named for Stuart A. Rice and the other for Morris Rosenberg; one is an organization award named for Anna Julia Cooper; and two graduate student paper awards, named for Irene B. Taeuber, are made for papers by a Ph.D. student and an M.A. student. The deadline for award nominations and graduate student paper submissions is February 16, 2024.
Awards will be presented at the annual awards celebration in April 2024, venue and date TBA. Information on the awards is below; more information, including previous award winners, is on the DCSS website.
The Stuart A. Rice Merit Award for Career Achievement is presented to a distinguished senior member of the Society who has made a significant contribution to the discipline over a professional career of at least 25 years. Nominations are encouraged for individuals from any career setting, including but not limited to: academics, government service, private research, consulting, retirement and/or independent scholarship. To submit a nomination (which can include nominating yourself), please send a letter of nomination, the nominee’s resume or vita, and related supporting materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Morris Rosenberg Award for Outstanding Sociological Achievement is presented for outstanding sociological achievement during the past three years by any member of DCSS. Nominations are encouraged for individuals from any career setting, including but not limited to: academics, government service, private research, consulting, retirement and/or independent scholarship. To submit a nomination (which can include nominating yourself), please send a letter of nomination, the nominee’s resume or vita, and related supporting materials to email@example.com.
The Anna Julia Cooper Award for Public Sociology by a Community Organization is given to a community group using the methods and insights of sociology in its work to improve life in the DCSS service area. The community organization should have a clearly defined purpose that involves addressing socially produced inequalities. The organization may be nominated by any DCSS member. The nomination should be made in a letter accompanied by a general overview of the organization, including the history, purpose, and achievements, and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Irene B. Taeuber Graduate Student Paper Awards competition is open to all graduate students enrolled in colleges and universities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Submissions must be solely authored papers on a sociological topic. Previously published papers (or those accepted for publication) are not eligible for consideration. Separate awards will be made to one M.A. student and one Ph.D. student. Papers should be under 50 pages in length (including figures and references, double-spaced) and should be submitted as Word documents. Submissions should be sent to Dr. Michelle Newton-Francis (email@example.com).