Granted by David and Joy K. Peyton, the World Citizen Prizes in Environmental Performance will recognize research that assesses pathways to achieve measurable but as-yet unrealized gains in overall environmental performance, in particular to reduce consumption and waste. 

Winners will receive a $2,500 prize and up to $500 in travel funds supporting attendance at our 2019 Fall Research Conference, where they will be presented with an inscribed plaque.

Nominations for the award should be submitted to Samantha Oliver at by the deadline of August 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT. They should include the researcher's CV, a letter detailing why the researcher is applying for the award, and a recommendation letter from someone familiar with the research. Learn more about the award here.

A summary of other outstanding awards opportunities follows.
Spencer Foundation Award
Last awarded in 2017 to Susan Dynarski (pictured far right), this biennial award from the Spencer Foundation is awarded to an individual investigating ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world. The winner will deliver a lecture at the 2019 Fall Research Conference in Denver.
Additionally, the winner will receive $5,000 and support for travel expenses.

To nominate an individual for this award, send a letter of nomination detailing the nominee's accomplishments to Samantha Oliver at by Friday, July 12th.

PhD Dissertation Award
Previously awarded to Garima Siwach (pictured left) in 2018, this annual award recognizes the Best Dissertation in public policy analysis and management. It is funded by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. Any dissertation that has been completed in the academic years 2017-2018 or 2018-2019, and granted a degree in that period, is eligible for consideration.
Winners will receive a $1,500 prize, be recognized at the Fall Research Conference, and see an abstract of their work published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM).

To nominate an individual for this award, send a letter of nomination with the nominee's contact information, the unique contributions the dissertation makes to the field, and a digital copy of the dissertation to Samantha Oliver at by Friday, July 12th. Nominations must come from Institutional Members of APPAM.

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