2020 Nominations for NAREA Master’s Thesis Awards
We invite submission of nominations for the NAREA Outstanding MS/MA Thesis Awards for 2020, from all programs within the Northeast region. The NAREA Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award includes a $250 cash prize, a certificate, and publication of an abstract (250 word maximum) in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (ARER) journal at no charge to the award winner.
To recognize those theses of particularly high-quality which do not qualify for the top prize, we also offer an Awards of Merit. The NAREA Master’s Thesis Award of Merit includes a $125 cash prize, a certificate, and publication of an abstract (250 word maximum) in the ARER journal, at no charge to the award winner. Up to three awards of merit may be granted.
Theses that are nominated for consideration will be evaluated by the Awards Committee according to the problem formulation, conceptual approach, quality of research, and quality of communication. Nominations must be received by March 1, 2020. All nominations and submitted materials must be in English.
Eligible theses include all those that meet the following criteria:
(1) Accepted by any institution of higher learning in the Northeast including those in the Maritime Provinces, Quebec, and Washington, D.C., during the period January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.
(2) The thesis topic addresses any of the issues within the purview of NAREA. A maximum of two theses per department will be considered by the committee. Only those theses nominated by the department chair, or graduate program director, will be considered by the committee.
Any member of NAREA may petition the Committee to consider a thesis accepted by another institution in the Northeast, including those in the Maritime Provinces of Canada, Ontario, Quebec, and Washington, D.C. Before the thesis is considered, the Committee will evaluate the petition.
To submit a thesis for consideration, please send the following items to the awards committee chair, Sarah Cline (firstname.lastname@example.org):
(1) A nominating letter;
(2) The full thesis; and
(3) The thesis abstract (250 word maximum).
Any questions about the nomination process can be directed to:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, DC, USA