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Mobile Communication Interest Group 2017 Biennial Dissertation Award

The Mobile Communication Interest Group (MCIG) invites nominations for the biennial Mobile Communication Dissertation Award. The award will be presented this coming year at the Business Meeting of the CAT division during the ICA Annual Conference. The rules for nominating a dissertation are:

  1. For the 2017 award, any MCIG-related dissertation completed (i.e., successfully defended) between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016 is eligible for consideration. Dissertation authors need not be members of MCIG to be considered. The author must be ICA members to accept the award.
  2. The dissertation may be in any language, however the dossier describing the material and the letter of support need to be in English. 
  3. Dissertations may be nominated by the author, dissertation advisor or a professional colleague. Full contact information of the author and the nominee must be provided, including name, phone number, surface mail address, and email address.
  4. Nomination materials should include:
    1. the author's contact information,
    2. proof of completion of the dissertation along with date,
    3. a one-page abstract of the dissertation,
    4. a 1-2-page statement describing the significance of the work and why it is deserving of the award, and
    5. a letter of support from the author’s advisor,
    6. a representative chapter, selected sections of the dissertation, OR a paper distilling it, up to 30 (double-spaced) pages maximum, excluding references, tables, and figures.
  5. The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is of 15 February (Greenwich Mean Time).
  6. Submissions must be made electronically in PDF form to
  7. Place "Mobile Communication Interest Group Dissertation Award Nomination" in the email subject field.

Click here for a pdf version of the call.

ICA welcomes your comments and questions. Please feel free to contact the ICA staff at anytime.


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