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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.
 
Nominations for the 2022 award are now closed. Applications for 2023 will open in Spring 2023. 
 

Eligibility

Award recipients are selected by a diverse review committee based on nominations submitted to the APPAM office. 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. 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 2022 award will accept work from as early as 2020.
 

The award winner will each receive the following at the APPAM Annual Fall Research Conference in November 2022.

  • 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.

 

2022 World Citizen Prizes in Environmental Performance Award Recipient
 

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David Konisky
O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University

Konisky is being recognized for his research on environmental justice, which focuses on disparities in policy implementation and regulatory enforcement. His most recent work in this area is an article titled Environmental Injustice in Clean Water Act Enforcement: Racial and Income Disparities in Inspection Time, co - authored with Christopher Reenock and Shannon Conley, that examines disparities in Clean Water Act enforcement published in Environmental Research Letters (2021). Learn more about his contributions here.
 

Previous Recipients

2021 - Marilyn A. Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology

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

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

 

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