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World Citizen Prizes in Environmental Performance

About the Award

Beginning with our 2019 conference in Denver, APPAM awards the World Citizen Prizes in Environmental Performance at the Annual Fall Research Conference. Granted by David and Joy K. Peyton, the award recognizes research that assesses pathways to achieve measurable but as-yet unrealized gains in overall environmental performance, in particular to reduce consumption and waste.  The research may be based on the United States or any other country or countries.
 

Eligibility

Award recipients are selected by a diverse review committee based on nominations submitted to the APPAM office. Nominations should be made via email to Samantha Oliver-Thomason at soliver@appam.org. They should include the researcher's CV, a letter detailing why the researcher is applying for the award, and copies of links to up to 3 recent research products that highlight contributions by the nominee or joint nominees to environmental policy, and a recommendation letter from someone familiar with the research by August 27. Recipients must meet the following requirements:

  • The work should recognize research that assesses pathways to achieve measurable but as-yet unrealized gains in overall environmental performance, in particular to reduce consumption, waste, and climate change
     
  • The work may be published research, a Master thesis, or a Ph.D. dissertation as long as it was created within the last two calendar years of the award calendar year. For instance, the November 2021 award will accept work from as early as 2019.

Award Terms

Up to two World Citizen Prizes in Environmental Performance can be granted each year. The annual award winner(s) will each receive the following at the APPAM Annual Fall Research Conference:

  • A $2,500 prize in the form of a check made out to the winner.
  • Up to $500 in travel funds supporting attendance at the APPAM Annual Fall Research Conference.
  • A plaque with the award title, description, their name, and the year.
  • Recognition at an awards event at the conference.

Previous Recipients

2020 - Dr. Sanya Carley, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

2019 - Dr. Nathan Hultman, University of Maryland School of Public Policy, and Dr. Gregory Nemet, University of Wisconsin–Madison La Follette School of Public Affairs.

 

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