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 since 2011 after a brief 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 in a spring semester ceremony in the RBD Library. The awards program is sponsored by the Graduate School and the AU Libraries.


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 and December 31 of the previous calendar year before the annual submission deadline of March 15.

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 no later than the March 15 deadline:

  1.  A completed copy of the Auburn Author Awards biography form (Microsoft Word version)
  2.  A color image or scan of the book cover in PDF or JPG format (300 dpi resolution or higher)
  3.  A recent professional headshot photograph of the author in JPG format (300 dpi resolution or higher, 2″x3″ or larger)

 

Please submit all materials digitally to Maria Witte at wittemm@auburn.edu.
Deadline: March 15

 

At the ceremony, recipients’ biographical information and books will be displayed in a PowerPoint. Recipients are also asked to give a three to five minute book talk about their publication and its importance. Each recipient will receive an Auburn Author Awards trophy.

 

*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: June 23, 2021