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RSA 2020 - Gerard Hauser Research Award: Extended Deadline February 24, 2020

Gerard Hauser Research Award: Deadline February 24, 2020

Attention Graduate Student Members of RSA:

If your individual paper proposal was accepted for presentation at the 2020 RSA conference, you are invited to submit your completed paper for consideration for a  Hauser Research Award. At least three awardees will receive a $100 travel award and free registration at the conference. Awardee's presentations will also receive special recognition in the conference program.

To be considered for a Hauser award, send a complete version of your conference presentation as a .doc or .pdf document to Professor Michelle Ballif, RSA President-Elect and Conference Director, at by February 24. Winners will be notified in early April.

The Gerard A. Hauser Award is a national award that is presented to an outstanding graduate student paper at the biennial RSA conference to recognize the best essay by a graduate student delivered at the conference. A graduate student may submit no more than one essay for consideration for this award at an RSA conference.  Currently enrolled graduate students whose proposals are accepted will be invited to submit a complete version of their conference presentation to be considered for the Hauser award.

The following criteria are used in the selection of the submissions:

  • significance to rhetorical studies (historical, critical, theoretical, and/or pedagogical),
  • originality,
  • quality of research design and execution,
  • ample engagement with germane primary and secondary sources,
  • a clear and engaging prose style.

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