Fellows' Early Career Award

The Fellows’ Early Career Award honors a current member of the Rhetoric Society of America who has established an innovative and robust research record within eight years of having earned the Ph.D. degree. Fellows’ Early Career Award nominees should have a clear and impressive record of scholarly research, and they should exhibit the potential to contribute significantly to the field of rhetorical studies.

A complete nomination file for the Early Career Award should include:

  • a letter of nomination that outlines the nominee’s credentials,
  • the nominee’s curriculum vitae, and
  • a copy of one chapter or article that best represents the quality and direction of the nominee’s scholarship.

Self-nominations are welcome but should be accompanied by an additional letter of support.

Submit all nomination materials electronically to the RSA 2017-18 Awards Chair

Vanessa A.Beasley
Vanderbilt University
The Ingram Commons, 230
Appleton Place, PMB 621
Nashville, TN 37203

Deadline for nominations: February 28, 2017

Recipients, to be selected annually, will be selected by a committee composed of RSA Fellows to be named by the RSA President. 

The 2017 Award will be presented by a representative of the Fellows at the RSA Institute. The 2018 Award will be presented by a representative of the Fellows at the biennial RSA Conference.