Auburn Author Awards

The Graduate School and the Auburn University Libraries, recognizing that the publication of a book-length scholarly work is a significant milestone in an academic career, are pleased to continue the Auburn Author Awards Program in 2017. The program resumed in 2011 after a hiatus of several years.   Eligible graduate faculty and library staff members, who in the previous calendar year have published a book-length scholarly work, will be recognized at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the ground floor presentation room of the Draughon Library. The awards program is sponsored by the Graduate School and the AU Libraries.

Past Recipients

Criteria: Published scholarly works of sufficient scope will be eligible for consideration. The following list, although not all-inclusive, illustrates the kinds of works that may be nominated: the first publication of books, monographs, creative works (novels, poetry collections, dramas), translations,* textbooks, and edited collections. Scholarly works published in other formats (e.g., electronic) but similar in scope to the above book-length works may be nominated. The following kinds of publications are excluded: occasional publications (e.g., brochures and pamphlets), re-printings of a book, translations,* subsequent editions of a previously published book.

Works must be published (copyright date) between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

The Graduate School will review application materials and determine eligibility.

Submission: To be considered for the awards, graduate faculty and library staff members should submit the following materials:

  1.  One copy of the book-length scholarly work (returned at the author’s request)
  2.  A completed copy of the Auburn Author Awards biography form (Microsoft Word version)
  3.  A color image or scan of the book cover in PDF or JPG format (300 dpi resolution or higher)
  4.  A headshot photograph of the author in PDF or JPG format (300 dpi resolution or higher, 2″x3″ or larger)

Please submit all materials digitally to Morgan Gregg at mlgregg@auburn.edu. The hard copy of the book can be delivered to Ms. Gregg at 106B Hargis Hall.

At the ceremony, recipients’ biographical information and books will be displayed in a PowerPoint. Recipients are also asked to speak briefly about their book-length scholarly work and its importance. Each recipient will receive an Auburn Author Awards trophy.

Deadline: To be considered for recognition, all materials must be received by Friday, March 24.

*If an Auburn author is the translator, the book-length translation may be eligible; if, however, an Auburn author’s work is translated into another language by someone other than the author, the translation is excluded.

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