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. Wednesday, April 18, in the RBD Library. The awards program is sponsored by the Graduate School and the AU Libraries.
Auburn Author Awards
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, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
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:
- One copy of the book-length scholarly work (returned at the author’s request)
- A completed copy of the Auburn Author Awards biography form (Microsoft Word version)
- A color image or scan of the book cover in PDF or JPG format (300 dpi resolution or higher)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Wednesday, March 21.
*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.
Last modified: January 30, 2018