One of our partner’s the American Academy of Political and Social Science makes an annual award to recognize the important role of social scientists in the public arena. Here is their call for nominations for next year’s award:
The American Academy of Political and Social Science invites nominations for the 2012 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize. The Prize is intended to recognize social scientists and leaders in the public arena who champion the use of informed judgment to advance the public good. It is also intended to honor those who, like the late Senator, have promoted the use of sound analysis and social science research in policymaking, while contributing to the civility of public discourse and pursuing a bipartisan approach to society’s most pressing problems.
Candidates for the Prize are those whose careers have made substantial contributions to the many areas of public policy to which Daniel Patrick Moynihan was deeply committed, including: the alleviation of poverty, the health of populations, the design of the built environment and public works, the improvement of race and ethnic relations, the pursuit of effective international relations and the conservation of natural resources. They may also include those whose careers have exhibited a dedication to strengthening the use of statistical evidence and quality data in the policy process.
Candidates must be willing to accept the award in person at a ceremony to be held in late spring 2012.
Please submit nominations, along with a supporting letter, to:
Emily Wood, Interim Executive Director, American Academy of Political and Social Science, 202 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3806; Fax: 215-573-2667
Nominations are due by September 16, 2011.