Call for Papers:
The Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award
The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is sponsoring the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of CCL. The winner of this award will receive a prize of $1,500 and a trip to CCL to present the paper in a colloquium. (To review previous 1st place papers, visit our website at: www.ccl.org and click on the Faculty & Research tab.)
Submissions may be either empirically or conceptually based. Multi-disciplinary approaches to research are welcomed. The paper should focus on some aspect of leadership or leadership development.
Submissions will be judged by the following criteria:
(1) The degree to which the paper addresses issues and trends that are significant to the study of leadership;
(2) The extent to which the paper shows consideration of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature;
(3) The extent to which the paper makes a conceptual or empirical contribution;
(4) The implications of the research for application to leadership identification and development.
Papers must be authored and submitted only by graduate (must have graduated within one year of submission due date) or by undergraduate students. CCL staff and submissions to other CCL awards are ineligible. Entrants must provide a letter from a faculty member certifying that a student wrote the paper. Entrants should submit four copies of an articleâ€‘length paper. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. The name of the author(s) should appear only on the title page of the paper. The title page should also show the authors' affiliations, mailing addresses, and telephone numbers.
Papers will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of researchers associated with CCL. Papers are limited to 30 doubleâ€‘spaced pages, excluding title page, abstract, figures, tables, and references. Papers above this limit that are not completely doubled spaced may not be eligible for the Award and may be returned to authors unreviewed. Papers should be prepared according to current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
In the absence of papers deemed deserving of the award, the award may be withheld. Entries (accompanied by faculty letters) must be received by Friday, October 9, 2009. The winning paper will be announced by January 8, 2010. Entries should be submitted to David Altman, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Research, Innovation and Product Development, Center for Creative Leadership, One Leadership Place, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, N.C. 27438â€‘6300.