Religious Communication Awards CALL 2016

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Religious Communication Association
2016 Call for Book, Article & Dissertation Award
The Religious Communication Association (RCA) is accepting nominations for its annual outstanding Book, Article, & Dissertation awards.
RCA Book Award: The RCA grants the Book Award for the outstanding scholarly book on religious communication published between May 2015 and May 2016. Those wishing to nominate a book for the award should send four copies of the book and a 1 page letter of nomination outlining the value of the book in its area of study. For consideration, please include a short synopsis of the book (3-5 double-spaced pages).
RCA Article Award: The RCA grants the Article Award for an outstanding article on religious communication published between May 2015 and May 2016. Nominators should send a copy of the article as a PDF file along with a 1 page letter of nomination (pdf attachment accepted) outlining the significance of the article.
RCA Dissertation Award: The RCA grants the Dissertation award for an outstanding dissertation on the topics of religious communication successfully defended during the prior academic year. To be eligible the author must have successfully defended the dissertation during the period between May 2015 and May 2016. Dissertation advisors or department chairs should submit a 1-2 page letter of nomination as a supporting document to accompany the nomination. The award committee requires that the nominee or the nominator make available an electronic version (pdf or MS Word format) of the completed dissertation (a URL address where there is open online access to the dissertation is preferred).
DEADLINE: June 30th, 2016 is the deadline for the submission of nominations and materials for all awards.
RCA encourages self-nominations for each category of awards.
RECOGNITION: RCA will recognize the award recipients at the annual RCA meeting occurring in conjunction with NCA in Philadelphia, PA. Each category carries a cash award.

Inquiries: Joel S. Ward, RCA Second Vice President, jsward@geneva.edu724-847.6783

Nominations and materials to:
Joel S. Ward
Assistant Professor of Communication
Geneva College
3200 College Ave
Beaver Falls, PA 15010


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