Volume 41, Number 9: November 2013
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Nominations for Fellows, Fisher, Research Awards due 31 January

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31 January 2014 is the uniform deadline for nominations for the six association-wide 2014 research awards, the B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award, the Fellows Book Award, and ICA Fellows. All nominations, except those for ICA Fellows, must be submitted through the ICA website at http://community.icahdq.org/ohana/_custom/ica/awards/ between 1 November 2013 and 11:00 p.m. EST 31 January 2014.

Barbara Pfetsch (Freie U - Berlin) chairs the ICA Research Awards Committee and is available to answer questions about the criteria or nominating materials for the ICA Research Awards. Email questions to pfetsch@zedat.fu-berlin.de.

ICA Fellow nominations should be submitted to Jennifer Le at jle@icahdq.org at ICA’s Washington, D.C. office by the 31 January 2014 deadline. Submitters are asked to submit all nomination materials in a single PDF file.

ICA members are invited to review the guidelines that follow to make a nomination. Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony and business meeting of the 2014 ICA Annual Conference in Seattle.

Details on the selection processes for the various awards and fellowships, as well as contact information for submission of nominees, are as follows:

Research Awards

General Nomination Guidelines

The Research Awards Committee will use a system of independently selected referees fluent in the language of the nominated publication(s) to assess work in languages other than those represented on the committee. For nominations made in a language other than English, nominators should provide a list of at least three referees with superior content expertise and language proficiency, but the committee will choose referees autonomously.

Only ICA members may make nominations.

All nominees must be ICA members with the exception of those nominated for the:

  • Steven H. Chaffee Career Achievement Award
  • James W. Carey Urban Communication Grant
  • Members of the ICA Research Awards Committee and its subcommittees may also make nominations, but no ICA member who makes a nomination or who is nominated for an award can serve on the committee judging the nomination.

    Supporting materials should be sent to the person making the nomination. All nominators must submit one PDF containing all of the following:

    Letter(s) of nomination, not to exceed two pages apiece, speaking directly to each of the award criteria from the description,

    Publication(s) relevant to the award (If the publication is a book, arrangements should be made with the publisher to ship 6 copies to Michael Haley at ICA, 1500 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA),

    Additional required material(s) specified for the award, and CV(s) of the nominee(s).


    Steven H. Chaffee Career Achievement Award

    The award honors a scholar (or small group of collaborating scholars) for a sustained contribution to theoretical development or empirical research related to communication studies over an extended period. The selection committee favors research that is innovative, asks conceptually rich questions, and elaborates new theoretical possibilities and/or compelling directions for empirical investigation. The body of work should comprise multiple publications and should have inspired second-generation work among a large number of other scholars. Rather than recognizing publication productivity or direct involvement in ICA, the award is designed to acknowledge the long term significance for communication studies of the recipient's scholarship. Most nominees are members of the discipline and belong to ICA, but other scholars are eligible, regardless of current membership or department affiliation. The winner has the option to present their research at the following year's ICA conference.

    To nominate, see also the General Nomination Guidelines (see above). The following requirements apply to this award:

    The nominating letter(s) must specify the relevant body of work, the communication research problem it addresses, its conceptual and empirical contributions, its development over time and record of publication, and its influence on second-generation work by other scholars; and

    The copies of the publications must include three (3) representative examples from the body of work.


    James W. Carey Urban Communication Grant

    This annual prize supports communication research that enhances urban social interaction and civic engagement in an age of global communication. It encourages applied research on the role of city and community at a time when communication technology alters the parameters of the urban landscape. The award is for proposals that feature innovation and creative approaches to reconciling the growing gap between tradition and modernity as suburban sprawl threatens the very nature of urban traditions.

    In A Critical Reader Carey noted "I think all education, all scholarship is ultimately an aspect of citizenship." The form of urbanity and community was an intrinsic part of this theme in the scholarship of James W. Carey. He was concerned with the impact of time and spaced media upon the changing form of the urban domain and the consequence of accelerated change upon community.

    This award facilitates research in progress or in the planning stages. It gives priority to projects that study places where traditional modes of communication are being juxtaposed with the new, including the adoption of changes that may have a radical impact. Proposals from developing nations are encouraged.

    The award is for the sum of $2,500 dollars. The proposals will be judged by a six person committee consisting of three members of the International Communication Association and three members of the Urban Communication Foundation who are also ICA members. The winners will be announced each year at the annual ICA business meeting. Award winners will be required to report to the UCF on the progress of their research the following year.

    To nominate, see also the General Nomination Guidelines (see above). The following requirements also apply to this award:

    1. Letter(s) of nomination, not to exceed two pages apiece, speaking directly to each of the award criteria from the description,
    2. Publication(s) relevant to the award,
    3. A description of the proposed research, not to exceed three pages
    4. CV(s) of the nominee(s).


    Outstanding Book Award

    The following requirements also apply: The award honors a book published in the previous two calendar years (between 1 January and 31 December). The selection committee judges each nominated book on several criteria including the importance of the problem it addresses to the fields represented in ICA and to communication studies as a whole, the quality of writing and argument, and the strength of evidence it presents. The committee will consider all the available book reviews, the reputation of the publisher, and any other submitted evidence regarding the book's quality from independent sources, along with nominating letters and their own assessment of the nominated books. Most award-winning books address a scholarly audience, but books aimed at a general readership but satisfying the criteria for the prize are also eligible--edited books are not eligible.

    To nominate, see also the General Nomination Guidelines (see above). The following requirements also apply to this award:

    1. Nominating letters must specify why the book should receive the award, assess the importance of the book to the fields represented in ICA, and demonstrate the quality of its writing, argument and evidence.
    2. The packet should include copies of all available evidence of the book's quality from independent sources, such as reviews.
    3. Arrangements should be made with the publishers of nominated books for five copies to be shipped to

    Michael L. Haley
    International Communication Association
    1500 21st Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    USA.


    Applied Research Award

    The Applied Research Award honors a scholar or group of scholars who has or have produced a systematic and outstanding body of research that addresses a significant communication problem of relevance to a public representing one or more groups of stakeholders relevant to a division(s) or interest group(s) of ICA. Individual or collaborative applied research programs which include community engagement, group and organizational interventions, or advocacy and/or political policy work at the local, national, international and/or global levels are all appropriate candidates for this award.

    The nomination should provide evidence of how communication research is applied not only from conventional publications but also from such materials as technical reports, news media coverage, and testimonials from those making use of the research or those it has affected. The researcher(s) may have implemented the studies or collaborative interdisciplinary work (which may combine the efforts of researchers and/or practitioners) in association with or independent from a government or established institution, possibly to refine or to criticize current policy or communication practice.

    To nominate, see also the General Nomination Guidelines (see above). The following requirements apply to this award:

    1. Nominating letters must specify the applied communication problem the research program addresses, indicate how it has contributed to public discourse on the topic, and make an argument for the over-all quality of the research.
    2. The submission must include copies of three (3) publications and/or technical reports, along with copies of evidence of the program's effectiveness.

    Accompanying books should be sent to:
    Michael L Haley
    ICA
    1500 21st Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036


    Outstanding Article Award

    The award honors an article published in a refereed journal during the previous two calendar years (between January 1 and December 31). Theoretical articles and empirical articles are eligible, as are review articles that effectively redefine a problem. Selection criteria include coherence of argument, quality of conceptual development, and effective use of evidence. The selection committee prefers articles that promise to be influential over time, within a particular field of communication and also across fields.

    To nominate, see also the General Nomination Guidelines (see above). The following requirements apply to this award:

    1. Nominating letters must indicate why the article promises to be influential within a particular field of communication and across fields.
    2. The copies of the article must indicate the details of publication, including the name of the refereed journal, the date, and page numbers. The packet should include information about the circulation and impact of the journal, if available.


    Young Scholar Award

    The award honors a scholar no more than seven years past receipt of the Ph.D. (for example, if the award is to be presented in 2009, the nominee should have received their Ph.D. degree no sooner than January 1, 2002) for a body of work that has contributed to knowledge of the field of communication and shows promise for continued development. The selection committee judges the contribution and promise of young scholars based on the strength of published work, including its conceptual foundation and argumentative clarity, on the scholar's productivity at a given career stage, on the rigor of the research produced so far, and on the promise of existing work serving as a springboard for continuing scholarship.

    To nominate, see also the General Nomination Guidelines (see above) . The following requirements also apply to this award:

    1. Nominating letters must indicate how the scholar has contributed to the field within communication, including the strength of conceptual foundations, argumentative clarity, rigor of research, and promise of continuing scholarship. Only one nomination letter is required. The nomination letter must be no longer than 2 pages.
    2. Nominations must include the nominee's vita.
    3. Nominations must include links to 3 representative examples from the nominee's body of work.


    B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award

    Initiated in 1988 following the death of its namesake, this award honors outstanding scholars, teachers, and advisors who serve as role models in those capacities and who have had a major impact on the field of communication. Most importantly, recipients of this award have influenced the discipline through their former students, who themselves are important figures in the communication discipline.

    To nominate, see also the General Nomination Guidelines (see above). The following requirements apply to this award:

    1. Material in support of nominees for this award must include a comprehensive academic vita that highlights the results of the nominee's mentorship.
    2. Letters from a nominee's former students are a welcome component of the nominating materials for this award.


    ICA Fellows Book Award

    Open to all ICA members, this award recognizes those books that have made a substantial contribution to the scholarship of the communication field as well as the broader rubric of the social sciences and have stood some test of time.

    To nominate, see also the General Nomination Guidelines (see above). The following requirements apply to this award:

    1. Any book nominated must have been available for at least the immediate past five years prior to the conference at which the award is presented (i.e., if the award is to be presented in 2008, the book must have been available from 2003 or earlier).
    2. The letter of nomination must demonstrate that the book has had a substantial influence on the communication field, that it integrates multiple interests, and that the author(s) is recognizably a communication scholar.
    3. Publication information, an abstract of the content, and the table of contents must accompany the nomination letter.
    4. The nomination material also may include letters of support and any other appropriate information.


    ICA Fellows

    The nomination period will begin at least six months prior to the date of ICA's Annual Conference, and will end four months prior to the Annual Conference. During this time, ICA members are invited to submit their nominations to the Fellow Nominating Committee (FNC). Any member of the Association or any collective group of members may submit nominations.

  • A nominee must be an ICA member
  • Nominations should be submitted formally by letter in a word formatted document (i.e., not scanned). A typical nomination letter details the reasons that the candidate should be elected ICA Fellow, a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae, at least two (but not more than four) additional letters of recommendation from leading scholars in the field, and any other materials that help demonstrate significant scholarly contributions to the field of communication and/or the International Communication Association.
  • Submitters are asked to submit all nomination word documents in a single PDF file
  • Nominations and supporting documents must be received by the Chair of the FNC at least four months prior to the date of the Annual Conference at which election is proposed.

    Send Nominations to:

    Jennifer Le
    ICA
    1500 21st Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    USA
    jle@icahdq.org

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