NACCS Scholar

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies invites nominations for the NACCS Scholar Award. The Award was established in 1981 to recognize “life achievement” contributions of scholars to Chicana and Chicano Studies. To ensure the special quality of the NACCS Scholar award, nominees should be scholars whom the majority of the NACCS membership would readily recognize.

This award is not necessarily an annual award. Nominations can only come from a Foco, Caucus, or the Board -- not from individuals. See past Scholar recipients

The nomination must be limited to a CV and a two-page letter of nomination describing how the candidate meets the criterion set forth.

In addition to the letter of nomination, a complete packet must include supporting materials: for example, a selected list of publications, additional letters of support, etc. (Recent NACCS Scholars have had in excess of five additional supporting letters from prominent Chicana/o studies scholars across the country.)   All letters submitted must be originals and contain signatures.

The packet must be presented in a professional manner – this is the highest honor given by NACCS and packet should reflect this. The nominating Foco or Caucus should encounter little difficulty in gathering that necessary materials if time is factored in the planning. 

Nominations must be addressed to the NACCS Scholar Committee, must be submitted in paper form, and must be received on or before the stated deadline. Nominations received after the deadline or received in electronic format will not be considered.

Nominations from past years may be resubmitted only with additional supporting materials, although earlier supporting materials may also be reused provided they are not more than two years old. However, NACCS will not keep any previously submitted packets. Materials will not be returned.

Criteria to be considered for the NACCS Scholar Award include both of the following. Nominating letters should speak to both criteria.

1. A scholar’s history of involvement in the development of Chicana and Chicano studies as a discipline AND/OR an individual’s significant contributions to scholarly research and writing on the Mexican population of the United States; AND

2. An individual’s significant contribution to the NACCS organization.

The award is presented at the Annual Conference and carries a lifetime membership in NACCS.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 16. POSTMARKED. NO faxes or e-mail are accepted. Since our address is a P.O. Box, no "overnight" delivery service, no FedEx, no UPS mailing will be accepted to deliver the package other than the U.S. Postal Service.  Items must only be POSTMARKED, overnight delivery is not needed. No CODs will be accepted.

Mail your nominee packet to:
P.O. Box 720052
San Jose, CA 95172-0052

Questions regarding a packet should be addressed to your Foco representative, Caucus chair, the NACCS Chair or the Executive Director.



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