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Elizabeth D. Rockwell Manuscript Preparation Colloquium Award

The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership at the Hobby School of Public Affairs will award up to $5000 annually for a UH faculty member to bring scholars to the University of Houston for a day-long colloquium on a book manuscript or series of articles they are preparing for publication on ethics or leadership. One award will usually be given each year, but more might be offered in some years based on the quality of proposals.

Applications for the EDR Manuscript Colloquium Award will open in the spring of 2021 for awards during the 2021-22 academic year, including the summer of 2022. Applications should be submitted as one pdf to the EDR Center email address. Please write in the subject line EDR Manuscript Preparation Award. Application materials should include: 1) The applicant’s CV; 2) A description (no more than 1,500 words) of the book or series of articles the faculty member is working on, including a description of what has been completed and what still needs to be done, likely venues for publication, and a timeline for completion; 3) The name of one or two scholars whom they would like to bring to UH to comment on their work in a public forum; an explanation of these scholars’ expertise and why they have been chosen to comment on the faculty member’s research; and email evidence that the scholars would be willing to come to campus and comment on the faculty member’s work; 4) A budget for the colloquium, including travel expenses, honoraria (usually $1000 per commentator), room fees, food for attendees at the colloquium, and other costs; 5) The proposed dates of the colloquium, a rough preliminary schedule of the colloquium. Note: the colloquium should at least be open to UH faculty and graduate students. If it will be open to others, this should be indicated; 6) Evidence of addition funding if the budget exceeds $5,000.

Criteria for the award include: 1) potential of the proposed book or series of articles to contribute to our understanding of ethics or leadership in some field; 2) potential of the colloquium and resulting publications to increase national and international recognition of the University of Houston as a leader in ethics and leadership studies; 3) likelihood that the colloquium will result in some substantial publications; 4) a record of research or teaching excellence by the applicant on the colloquium theme; 5) feasibility.




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