Award Nominations for 2021

Announcing the Collective Behavior and Social Movements call for award nominations for 2020. Please read on for details on qualifications, submission process, and award committee memberships.

Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Mayer N. Zald Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Student Paper Award
Current students, as well as those who received their PhD in 2020 or later, are eligible. Any paper (published or unpublished) written in 2020 by a student or students (i.e., no PhD coauthors) is eligible. The committee will accept only one submission per student. A previously submitted paper may be resubmitted only if significantly revised.  Authors may submit their own work, or nominations may be made by section members. No lengthy nominating letters please, and please send all questions to the committee chair.  Send a copy of the paper electronically to each member of the award committee by March 1, 2021. Winners will be notified by June 1, 2021.

Mayer Zald Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award Committee:

Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award
Articles and chapters from edited books with publication dates of 2020 are eligible. All authors must be members of the section. Authors may submit their own work, or nominations may be made by section members. No lengthy nominating letters please, and please send all questions to the committee chair. Send a copy of the article or chapter electronically to each member of the award committee by March 1, 2021:

Distinguished Contribution Article Award Committee:

Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award
Section members, authors, or publishers may nominate books with publication dates of 2020. All authors must be members of the section. No lengthy nominating letters please, and please send all questions to the committee chair. Send or have publishers send a copy of the book to each member of the award committee by March 1, 2021. 

Please contact the committee chair for committee members’ preferred mailing addresses.

Charles Tilly Award for Best Book Committee:

Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Dissertation Award
Any doctoral dissertation completed (i.e., successfully submitted, defended, and approved) in calendar year 2020 is eligible. Only nominations from the student’s dissertation chair or co-chair will be accepted. Nomination letters should not exceed two typed pages in length. The nomination letter should be accompanied by the dissertation in electronic form. Send a copy of the nomination letter and dissertation to each of the award committee members by March 1, 2021:

Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee (chair of committee to be decided by committee members)