Award for Outstanding Scholarly Research in Dance

Nominations due by February 15, 2017.

This award honors an exceptional scholar or leader for sustained contributions to dance research.  (In past years, separate awards were given in the categories of Outstanding Contribution to Dance Research and Outstanding Leadership in Dance Research, and this award encompasses both categories.)  Selection may be based on a significant body of work, a single contribution that has a major lasting impact on scholarly dance research, or leadership that furthers the field. Any area of dance scholarship is eligible. No more than one award will be given in a calendar year.

To nominate, please submit as many of the following materials as you can:
  • a letter detailing why the nominee should be put forward for the specific award
  • the nominee's curriculum vitae, if you have access to it
  • additional relevant materials to support the case 
  • include your relationship to the candidate, if any
Scholars may be at any career stage, as long as they satisfy the purpose of the award. All nominations must include the name and contact information of the nominator. Nominations in these categories may be made only by CORD members, but individuals nominated for awards need not be CORD members.

It helps to have a detailed letter of recommendation, for which the awards committee will be very grateful. If you are missing information, however, and wish to bring a compelling candidate to mind, please send in your reasons and whatever material and contact information you have.

Please mark email nominations with "Outstanding Scholarly Research Award" in the subject line. Send nominations and any questions to

 Congress on Research in Dance
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