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Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award

Sponsored by:

  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • NCSS Research Community


  • Annual


  • $250
  • Commemorative Gift
  • Annual Conference session for research presentation
  • Publicity

The Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award recognizes outstanding research completed in pursuit of the doctoral degree.


  • Date defended and research completed in pursuit of the doctoral degree between March 2010 and March 2011;
  • Significant contribution to research in social education.
  • Evident connection to social education.
  • Outstanding in the areas of problem statement, analysis of related literature, methods and procedures, analysis of data, and discussion of results.

Nomination Requirements:

  • No self nominations:
  • Nomination (See Attachment Below) ;
  • Letter of nomination/rationale for nomination
  • Vita or professional resume (prepared by the nominee);
  • An Summary of ten to fifteen one-sided double-spaced pages that includes:

(a) the research problem (including how the research fits into research in the field);
(b) analysis of related literature
(c) description and rationale for the research design and procedure;
(d) analysis of data;
(e) findings of the study (including a brief discussion of the significance of the research for social studies); and
(f) references/citations should be included, but do not count toward the ten to fifteen pages.

  • Publicity Outreach Please provide the name, contact name, title, and e-mail for:
    • Major local/community newspaper (up to 2)
    • District Superintendent
    • Direct supervisor
  • Information Release Statement (on cover page)

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit all nomination materials to (Submit all required documents by 11:59 p.m. EST on the deadline date of the award in order to receive consideration)
  • Nomination materials must be in a single PDF (scanned) document at 400dpi
  • Include subject headers for each Nomination Requirement
  • No mail in copies will be allowed

All Subcommittee Selection Decisions Are Final!

Submission Deadline: by April 1, 2011 at 11:59p.m. EST

For more information on NCSS Awards and Grants, contact Prema Cordeiro, Program Manager at or 301-588-1800, ext. 106.

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Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award Subcommittee

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