October 18, 2018

Leadership Awards

The Network of Leadership Scholars organizes awards for scholars at the dissertation, early career, and late career stages.


Dissertation Stage Award

The Center for Leadership at Florida International University sponsors the

Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award

in partnership with the Network of Leadership Scholars

The Center for Leadership (CFL) at Florida International University is pleased to sponsor the Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award in partnership with the Network of Leadership Scholars (NLS). This award honors an individual whose dissertation makes an outstanding contribution to the field of leadership. The recipient of the award will receive a $3,000 cash prize, be honored at the Network of Leadership Scholars meeting at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, and be supported to deliver an invited presentation at the FIU Center for Leadership.

Criteria for Submissions

To be considered for this award:

  • The paper must be based on a doctoral dissertation successfully defended within the past two years (after January 1 of the award year).
  • The student must be first author and will be the recipient of the award.

To be considered outstanding, the paper should:

  • Make an interesting contribution to advancing new ideas or new frameworks of thinking in the field of leadership.
  • Strongly incorporate relevant theoretical and empirical literature.
  • Demonstrate appropriate analysis and interpretation of the research results.
  • Offer interesting (and warranted) inferences regarding the theoretical and applied implications of the findings and suggest promising directions for future research.
  • Logically, succinctly, and clearly present the ideas.

The following guidelines will be used to ensure consistent submissions by candidates:

  • All documents submitted (title page, abstract, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in Portable Document Format (.PDF).
  • The maximum length is 20 pages inclusive of title page, abstract, and text. Tables, figures, appendices, and references are excluded from this count.
  • Submissions should be prepared in accordance with the guidelines provided in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  • To facilitate the blind review process, the name of the candidate, institutional affiliation, current mailing address, and phone number should only appear on the title page.
  • The candidate must provide a letter from his or her dissertation chair endorsing the submission. This letter should also specify the date of acceptance of the dissertation by the graduate school and that the submission adequately represents the completed dissertation.
  • The candidate must submit a copy of his/her curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Candidates should submit all materials online in late April (date and method forthcoming). Do not submit the dissertation. The winner will be notified in late June.

In the absence of a paper deemed deserving of the award, the award may be withheld.


Early Stage Career Award

The Exeter Centre for Leadership sponsors the

Rising Star Award

in partnership with the Network of Leadership Scholars

The Exeter Centre for Leadership (University of Exeter Business School, UK) will be hosting a ‘Rising Star Award’ at next year’s AOM conference (Boston, 2019). Working with the Network of Leadership Scholars (NLS), the centre is looking to recognize a junior academic who is already making a significant contribution to the field of leadership. The intention of the Rising Star Award is to help promote the work of this highly promising junior scholar. Such recognition should promote networking with senior academics within the field and raise the winner’s profile. The successful applicant will also be awarded £1500 to go towards supporting their research and will be invited to join the committee to judge applicants the following year.

Eligibility
To be eligible to apply, the applicant must be within 5 years of completion of their PhD, which must be on the topic of leadership within the field of either Organizational and industrial Psychology/Organizational Behavior/Management or a related field. The applicant must already have a proven record of publishing in top tier journals and be able to demonstrate a promising pipeline of work going forward.

Application Process

To apply, please put together the following documentation and send to the award coordinator Alison Legood [a.legood@exeter.ac.uk]:

  • A CV including a full publication list (this can also include papers under review)
  • A 1 page summary providing a compelling argument for how your research makes a significant contribution to the topic of leadership. In this you can detail both how your work has evolved to date and your plans going forward for advancing knowledge.
  • A co-author reference (this can either be attached to the application or sent directly to the coordination using the email stated above)

Committee Membership
The committee will be made up of 5 members, including the chair, Professor David Allen, Pro-Vice Chancellor & Executive Dean of University of Exeter Business School. The four other committee members this year include Robert Liden, Alice Eagly, Olga Epitropaki and Adrian Furnham. Selection of Committee members is made with the intent of ensuring a representative committee (in terms of seniority, interdisciplinarity, multiple nationalities, and sex). The role of the Chair is to guide the Committee through its decision and work with the NLS Network Liaison in organizing the process.

Deadlines and Timeline
The deadline for applications is March 15th, 2019. Applicants will be informed of whether they have made the shortlist in April 2019. The final decision will be made by the committee in June 2019.


Late Stage Career Award

This year, Elsevier and the University of Mississippi are sponsoring the

Network of Leadership Scholars Eminent Leadership Scholar Award

We invite nominations for the 2019 Network of Leadership Scholars Eminent Leadership Scholar Award. Nominations are due November 20th, 2018.

Each year the Network honors a scholar with the Eminent Leadership Scholar Award. This award recognizes a senior scholar whose work best reflects the mission of the Network to advance interdisciplinary dialogue and discussion regarding the study and practice of leadership. This award includes a USD$500 honorarium sponsored by Elsevier.

We need your assistance with nominations for the 2019 award. There are three criteria for the Eminent Leadership Scholar Award:

  • The nominee must have completed his or her PhD (or finished his or her training/education) at least 20 years ago.
  • The nominee should have an outstanding body of work that has made a substantial and original contribution to the field of leadership studies
  • The nominee should have contributed to the discipline in ways that complement his or her scholarship (e.g., editorial board service, service as an elected representative for the Academy or other professional organizations, mentoring of outstanding students in the field).

Please email a letter of nomination (no more than 3-4 paragraphs) along with the nominee’s vita to: Michelle Bligh (Michelle.Bligh@cgu.edu).

Nominations are due November 20th, 2018. Nominations will be reviewed by a committee of NLS scholars. Self-nominations are not accepted. Thank you for your assistance with nominations for this prestigious award!