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AFS Taking Nominations for Lifetime Awards for Scholarly Achievement and Academic Leadership

Wednesday, January 14, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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The nomination deadlines for two of the American Folklore Society’s major awards—the AFS Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award and the Kenneth Goldstein Award for Lifetime Academic Leadership—are both February 15.

1. The AFS Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award is now bestowed every year (before 2012, it was given every other year) on a living senior scholar in recognition of outstanding scholarly achievement over the course of a career. The awardee is honored at the American Folklore Society annual meeting, and is given a certificate and a $500 honorarium.



The next deadline for nominations for this award is February 15, 2015. To nominate a candidate for the award, please submit (as a single PDF) a cover letter and supporting materials detailing the rationale for the candidate's nomination to AFS Executive Director Timothy Lloyd at lloyd.100@osu.edu.

The entire nomination package, including the cover letter, should be no longer than 25 pages. Supporting materials should include a CV or list of scholarly positions; publications and other scholarly productions; professional and university service; degrees; awards, grants, and honors. The package may also include reviews of prominent works, letters and articles by major scholars attesting to the candidate’s contributions and achievements, and texts of awards and honors. Nominees not selected in the year of their original nomination are kept in consideration for two more reviews. 



2. The Kenneth Goldstein Award for Lifetime Academic Leadership, bestowed in odd-numbered years, is named for Kenneth Goldstein (1927-1995), chair and for many years the guiding force behind the Department of Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania. It recognizes outstanding abilities and achievement by a living scholar in academic leadership relating to folklore. "Leadership" includes folklore program development, organizational and center development, teaching, and advising. The awardee is honored at the American Folklore Society annual meeting, and is given a certificate and a $500 honorarium.

To nominate a candidate for the award, send (as a single PDF) a cover letter and supporting materials detailing the rationale for the candidate's nomination by February 15, 2015, to AFS Executive Director Timothy Lloyd at lloyd.100@osu.edu.



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