The CESS Lifetime Service to the Field Award

The inaugural Lifetime Service to the Field Award was awarded posthumously to Edward Allworth. CESS is honoured to be able to make this award, and we remain deeply saddened by Dr Allworth's recent passing.

The inaugural Lifetime Service to the Field Award was posthumously awarded to Edward Allworth. Pictured at the 2016 Awards Ceremony (L-R): Alexander Cooley, Martha Merrill, Douglas Northrop, Peter Sinnott.

The CESS Lifetime Service to the Field Award is normally presented every two years to an individual in recognition of extraordinary lifetime achievement in the field of Central Eurasian Studies.  The award is accompanied by a monetary prize of $500. An interdisciplinary panel of scholars of Central Eurasia will consider the nominations.

Guidelines for the competition are as follows:

  • Nominations for the Lifetime Service to the Field Award are made by a member of CESS on behalf of the nominee.  The nomination should include a letter detailing the rationale behind the individual’s candidacy along with a list of names that the Award Committee can contact to solicit further support for the nominated candidate.  A minimum of five letters of support for the candidate must be received by the date determined and published by the Award Committee.
  • Recipients of the award need not be members of CESS to be nominated, but must become members by the nomination deadline to be considered eligible.
  • Nominations for the Lifetime Service to the Field Award may be nominated for more than one competition cycle.
  • The Lifetime Service to the Field Award is limited to living awardees. It could be awarded posthumously in the unlikely event that someone dies between the time that they are nominated and the time the award is presented.

The deadline to make a nomination for the 2016 Lifetime Service to the Field Award was 1 June, 2016. 

The next Lifetime Service to the Field Award will be awarded in 2018.