All doctoral candidates are eligible, provided they have successfully defended their dissertations within the past three years. Receiving or being considered for other awards does not preclude a student from applying for this award. Applications are due 16 January. The award, co-sponsored with Sage Publications, Francis & Taylor, and MAXQDA/VERBI will be made at the closing townhall meeting of the Congress. During the Congress award winners will be showcased in a spotlight panel, where they will be expected to present a sample of their work. Award winners will be announced by 24 March.