Gabriel G. Rudney Award

Monday, April 30, 2012 - 13:02
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organisations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organisations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is the United States-based, national and international association that connects scholars, teachers, and practice leaders interested in research on nonprofit organisations, voluntary action, philanthropy and civil society.

ARNOVA invites nominations for the Gabriel G. Rudney Award for an Outstanding Dissertation in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research.

This award is given annually to an ARNOVA member who has made sustained contributions to the field through major research, leadership in advancing the field of nonprofit research, and building the ARNOVA community.

Dissertations that contribute to the advancement of theory, conceptualisation, research, or practice closely related to nonprofit organisations or voluntary action are eligible. These dissertations can address a wide variety of topics within this realm. The award carries a cash prize of US$1 000.


Either the author’s advisor or the author should collect and submit as a single package the documents needed for nominations. These include: The advisor’s letter explaining the nature of the work and how well it meets criteria for excellence in its field, and an extended abstract (approximately five pages). Nominees should be prepared to send a copy of the full dissertation upon request.

Nominations should be e-mailed to All nominations must include the letter of nomination and all supporting documents in a single PDF. file to assure their integrity.

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