Each year, the Department of Public Policy and Administration recognizes outstanding scholarship by a Public Affairs doctoral student with the Doctoral Student Manuscript Award.  This award is only open to pre-qualified students who have not yet passed their qualifying examination (including the dissertation proposal defense). 

The nominated paper may have been written for a class, but it must be one the student is working on under the supervision of a faculty member for scholarly presentation or publication. The award will be presented at the DPPA end-of-year reception in early May, and carries a cash prize of $250. The winner will present the paper at the Department’s Brown Bag Seminar in the fall 2021 semester.

Deadline for submissions is March 6, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact the chair of the DPPA Awards and Events Committee, Dr. Michael Hayes, at michael.hayes@rutgers.edu

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