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November 09, 2005



The International Center for Qualitative Inquiry (IAQI) is pleased to announce the annual Illinois Qualitative Dissertation Award, for excellence in qualitative research in a doctoral dissertation. This award will be made at the Second International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI 2006). At the same time, QI 2006 continues to welcome submission of papers and panels at

Eligible dissertations will use and advance qualitative methods to investigate any topic.

An award of $500 will be given to the winner. All doctoral candidates are eligible, provided they have successfully defended their proposals prior to January 1, 2006, and will defend their final dissertation by April 1, 2006. Receiving or being considered for other awards does not preclude a student from applying for this award. Applications are due February 1, 2006. The 2006 award will be made at the annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry meeting in May, 2006. This will be an annual award.

Applicants should submit four (4) copies of the following:

€A letter indicating interest in the award that includes the applicant's name, address, university, telephone number(s), e-mail address, department, date of dissertation proposal defense, and current status of the dissertation.

€A letter from the applicant's dissertation advisor/chair recommending the applicant's work for the award and verifying the date of the dissertation proposal defense.

€A research description of no more than five (5) double-spaced pages: approximately two pages of introduction and theory, two pages on the methodology, and one page on the significance of the work. Finalists may be asked to submit their full proposal or additional information at a later date.

€One chapter and a table of contents from the dissertation.

€Finalists may be asked to submit their full dissertation after the first round of adjudication, closer to the competition closing date.

Applications are now being accepted. Submissions should be sent to:

Illinois Qualitative Dissertation Award Committee
The Center for Qualitative Inquiry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Gregory Hall, Rm. 229 (mc-463)
810 South Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

For further information email [email protected] or visit

DEADLINE: February 1, 2006

Posted by prolurkr at November 9, 2005 11:56 PM

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