The Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies
The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is pleased to announce the 2009 Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies. Funded through the generosity of the late Professor Zola's colleagues at Brandeis University, this annual award recognizes excellence in research and writing and that shares the values and commitment to disability studies exemplified by Irving K. Zola's life and scholarship.
(1) The Zola Award is typically given to an emerging scholar in disability studies. This will typically be someone who has completed a Ph.D. within the past seven years and who does not yet have tenure. Applications will also be accepted from scholars with other degrees or those who received their degrees earlier but only recently moved into the area of disability studies. Emerging scholars who work in non-academic settings are also welcome to apply.
(2) The research submitted must be relevant to disability studies, which we define broadly to include the examinations of concepts and values related to disability in all forms of cultural representation throughout history, as well as analyses which deepen our understanding of the personal and social dimensions of the lived experience of disability.
Award: The winner will receive:
(1) A financial award of $350;
(2) Conference registration for the SDS 2009 conference;
(3) An opportunity to present his or her work at the SDS 2009 conference;
(4) Publication in Disability Studies Quarterly;
(5) The possibility of a public presentation at Brandeis University; and
(6) A certificate.
Deadlines: All manuscripts must be submitted by February 2, 2009. The recipient of the award will be announced on or around March 30th, 2009.
Evaluation Process: All submissions will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel of distinguished scholars in disability studies. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously and all reviews will be confidential. Manuscript will be evaluated for importance and timeliness of the research; significance of contribution to the knowledge base in disability studies; description of research methodology and design, if appropriate; and overall quality of writing and clarity of style. Manuscripts and reviews will not be returned to authors.
Submission: To be considered for the competition, all manuscripts must adhere to the following criteria:
(1) Overall length must not exceed 30 pages (double spaced, 12 point font);
(2) Citations should follow the formatting appropriate for the author’s field of study;
(3) Must be written in English;
(4) Must be available in alternative formats (e.g., large print, Braille,audiotape) upon request of the Awards Committee;
(5) Must have content reflecting on a topic relevant to disability studies;
(6) Must be written by a single author who is also primarily responsible for the research described in the manuscript.
(7) Must not have been previously published. Manuscripts not currently under consideration are preferred;
(8) Manuscript must be accompanied by a current CV and the completed application form (see below this announcement).
Please send the completed application form, the manuscript, along with a CV, as attachments, in MSWord, to Ashleigh Thompson at Ashleigh.Thompson@mail.cuny.edu with“Irving K. Zola Award” in the subject line.
Please note that a current CV and the completed Application Form (below) must accompany the manuscript, as separate attachments. If e-mail is not available, send one copy of the application form, a current CV, and five copies of the manuscript to the following address:
Attn: Irving Zola Award
The City University of New York
101 West 31st St., 14th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Irving K. Zola Award Application
NOTE: This form/information must accompany ALL submissions. This information will not be shared with judges until after judging is complete.
Name: Mailing Address:
Phone or SMS number where you would prefer to be contacted:
Title of submitted essay:
Is this manuscript currently under consideration for publication?
Are you a (circle one):·
Scholar in a non-academic setting
If you are a faculty member: What is your rank and department? Is your appointment tenure track? If so, have you been tenured?
Please list your last degree and when/where it was completed.
If you are a student: For what degree are you studying, within what department? When do you expect to complete your course of study? If you work in a non-academic setting: Please describe your occupation
What is your educational background (degrees, when obtained, discipline)? For how long have you been involved in disability studies research/scholarly activity? The Zola Award is typically given to an emerging scholar in disability studies. This will typically be someone who has completed a Ph.D. within the past seven years and who does not yet have tenure. Applications will also be accepted from scholars with other degrees or those who received their degrees earlier but only recently moved into the area of disability studies. Emerging scholars who work in non-academic settings are also welcome to apply.
In light of the criteria above, please state why you are an emerging scholar. If there are extenuating circumstances you believe the selection committee should take into consideration, please describe them.