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Nominations (June 12 – August 15): For the 2019 Edward Allworth Lifetime Service to the Profession Award

Nominations now being accepted for the 2019 Edward Allworth Lifetime Service to the Profession Award

Nominations for the 2019 Edward Allworth Lifetime Service to the Profession Award are now open and are being accepted from June 12 until August 15, 2019.

The Edward Allworth Lifetime Service to the Profession Award recognizes extraordinary lifetime achievement in the field of Central Eurasian Studies, and is accompanied by a $1,000 monetary prize. The award is granted every year.

Edward Allworth was the first recipient of the CESS Lifetime Service to the Field, awarded posthumously in 2016. Edward Allworth, a distinguished pioneer in Central Asian Studies, was founding director of both the Program on Soviet Nationality Problems (1970) and the Center for Central Asian Studies (1984) at the Harriman Institute.

How to make a nomination

Nominations for the 2019 Edward Allworth Lifetime Service to the Profession Award are open from June 12 until August 15, 2019.

An interdisciplinary panel of scholars of Central Eurasia will consider the nominations. The 2019 panel is Marlene Laruelle (Chair), Alima Bissenova and Jeff Shahadeo.

  • Nominations must be made by a CESS member on behalf of the nominee;
  • The nomination should include a cover letter detailing the rationale behind the individual’s candidacy along with a list of names that the Award Committee can contact to solicit further support for the nominated candidate;
  • minimum of five letters of support for the candidate must be received by the date determined and published by the Award Committee;
  • A single email containing the cover letter and letters of support should be sent to the Chair of the committee at laruelle@gwu.edu by the deadline. Please use the subject title ‘Nomination for Edward Allworth Lifetime Services to the Profession Award’.

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipients of the award need not be members of CESS to be nominated, but must become members by the nomination deadline to be considered eligible;
  • Nominees for the Edward Allworth Lifetime Service to the Profession Award may be nominated for more than one competition cycle;
  • The Edward Allworth Lifetime Service to the Profession Award is limited to living awardees, but may be awarded posthumously if the awardee passes away before the award is presented.
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