Call for Nominations for 2018 PAA Awards

NOMINATIONS FOR PAA AWARDS

The 2018 Clifford C. Clogg Award for Mid-Career Achievement

The Clifford C. Clogg Award for Mid-Career Achievement is given biennially by the Population Association of America and the Population Research Institute of The Pennsylvania State University. The award commemorates the memory and creative accomplishments of Clifford C. Clogg to the fields of quantitative methods and labor force demography. Dr. Clogg made important contributions to census and survey design and data collection systems through his work with National Academy of Science panels, Population Association of America committees, and the

U.S. Census Bureau. His scholarship included work on the analysis of rates, standardization methods, latent struc- ture analysis, and the modeling of categorical data. Through his teaching at Penn State and numerous workshops worldwide, he left a legacy as a mentor to the disciplines of population studies and statistics. Prior to 2002, recipi- ents were honored for innovative contributions to the design, collection, modeling, or analysis of population survey or census data. Beginning in 2002, the terms of the award were changed. The Clifford C. Clogg Award now recognizes early career achievement in population studies and demography, broadly defined. It honors outstanding inno- vative scholarly achievements of a population professional who shall have attained his or her highest professional degree within the previous 10 to 20 years, 1996 to 2005. The recipient need not be a PAA member and can be honored for distinguished work in the United States or in other developed or developing nations. The Award consists of a cash prize and a certificate, to be presented on April 27, 2018 during the PAA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

Nominations should be submitted by December 31, 2017 and include a description of the candidate’s important contributions to the population field and a copy of the nominee’s vita. Self-nominations are welcome. Inquiries and letters of nomination should be directed to Kyle Crowder, Clogg Award Committee Chair, Sociology Department, University of Washington (email kylecrow@uw.edu).

2018 Mindel C. Sheps Award

Nominations are invited for the 2018 Mindel C. Sheps Award for outstanding contributions to mathematical demography, demographic methodology, and the modeling and analysis of population data. This biennial award is jointly sponsored by the PAA and the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health. Individuals should be nominated on the basis of important contributions to knowledge either in the form of a single piece of work or a continuing record of high accomplishment. The Award consists of a cash prize and a certificate, to be presented on April 27, 2018 during the PAA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

Inquiries and nominations should be submitted via email by December 31, 2017, to Lawrence Wu, Sheps Award Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, New York University (email lawrence.wu@nyu.edu).

2018 PAA Early Achievement Award

We welcome nominations for the recently instituted PAA Early Achievement Award to be presented at the PAA Annual Meeting in 2018. The PAA Early Achievement Award recognizes the career of a promising scholar who is a member of PAA. The award will be given biennially to scholars who have made distinguished contributions to population research during the first ten years after receipt of the Ph.D. Such contributions may be original research published as articles or books, significant newly collected data, or a public policy achievement that broadens the im- pact of demography. The Award consists of a cash prize and a certificate, to be presented on April 27, 2018 during the PAA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

Nominations should be submitted by December 31, 2017. The nomination should include the name of the nominee, a brief description of his or her contributions to the field, two letters of recommendation indicating the importance of the contributions, and a copy of the nominee’s vitae. Self-nominations are welcome. Inquiries and letters of nom- ination should be directed to mailto: Will Dow, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, wdow@berkeley.edu.

2018 Dorothy S. Thomas Award

Pre or postdoctoral students are invited to submit papers for the 2018 Dorothy S. Thomas Award competition. The Award has been established by the Population Association of America (PAA) in honor of Dorothy S. Thomas and is presented annually for the best graduate student paper on the interrelationships among social, economic and demo- graphic variables. The Award consists of a cash prize and a certificate, to be presented on April 27, 2018 during the PAA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

Eligibility: The research must be undertaken while the author is a pre-doctoral student in an accredited graduate pro- gram. The paper must have both theoretical and empirical aspects. Two or more students may share the award for a collaborative study, but a paper jointly authored by a student and a member of the faculty is not eligible. An individ- ual is eligible for one year following completion of the study. Published papers are acceptable. Recipients of the Ph.D. prior to December 1, 2014 and previous winners of the award are not eligible. Length: The paper should be journal length; 12,000 words (including main text, references, end/footnotes, and appendix text) and 10 tables and graphs (combined, including appendices). Papers that exceed this limit will not be considered.

Submission Procedures: The deadline for receipt of submission is December 31, 2017. Students should email the paper and a letter from their research advisor confirming eligibility to the Chair: Jason Fletcher (School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison), jfletcher@lafollette.wisc.edu. The Committee reserves the right to with- hold the award if it decides that no suitable paper was submitted.