April 10, 2018

Lifetime Service Award

The Lifetime Service to the Field Award recognizes extraordinary lifetime achievement in the field of Central Eurasian Studies, and is accompanied by a $500 monetary prize. The award is granted every two years, beginning in 2016. The next award will be presented at the 2018 CESS Annual Conference at the University of Pittsburgh.

Nominations for the 2018 Lifetime Service to the Field Award are open until August 15, 2018. Please submit your completed nomination package by email to Ali İğmen (Ali.Igmen@csulb.edu).

The deadline to make a nomination for the 2018 Lifetime Service to the Field Awardis August 15, 2018. An interdisciplinary panel of scholars of Central Eurasia will consider the nominations. The 2018 panel is: Ali İğmen (Chair), Elmira Kuchumkulova; Scott Levi; and Cynthia Werner.

How to make a nomination

  • Nominations must be made by a CESS member 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.

Eligibility criteria

  • 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;
  • Nominees 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, but may be awarded posthumously if the awardee passes away before the award is presented.

2016 Lifetime Service to the Field Award Winner

Edward Allworth; this award was given posthumously.