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(Application Deadline:  March 1)

The Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award (established in 1997) is given to recognize outstanding scholarly contributions to the discipline of criminology by someone who has received the Ph.D., MD, LL.D. or a similar graduate degree no more than five years before the year of the award (for this year the degree must have been awarded no earlier than May of 2015), unless exceptional circumstances (i.e. illness) necessitates a hiatus in their scholarly activities. If the candidate has multiple of these degrees, the last five-year period is from the date when the last degree was received.  The award may be for a single work or a series of contributions, and may include co-authored works.

In submitting your nominations, provide the following supporting materials:
1. A letter evaluating the nominee's contribution and its relevance to this award.
2. Applicant's/nominee's curriculum vitae (short version preferred).
3. No more than 3 published works, which may include a combination of articles and one book. Send a hard copy of the book to the Committee Chair.

Current members of the ASC Board are ineligible to receive this award.

Those interested in being considered or in nominating someone for the Cavan Award should send the above noted materials in electronic format by March 1, 2020 to:

Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Committee Chair
Callie Burt

The Executive Board may decide not to give the award in any given year. Award decisions will be based on the strength of the nominees' qualifications and not on the number of nomination endorsements received for any particular candidate.

List of past Award Winners