University of Pittsburgh
September 7, 2008

Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Seeks Submissions for 2008 Johnson Award for Best Papers in Ethics and Accountability in Public Service

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership in Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh is accepting submissions for the 2008-09 Johnson Award for Best Papers in Ethics and Accountability in Public Service.

At least one winner in the following two categories will be selected through a blind review process: papers already published or accepted for publication in refereed forums and student papers, including work by doctoral students prior to the awarding of their degree. Cash prizes of $2,000 and $1,000 will be awarded to first place winners, respectively. Young scholars and students are especially encouraged to apply.

Papers should have one of the following themes: international and civil security, human security, international development, public administration, and nonprofit/NGO management and governance. Themes are broadly interpreted. Generally, most papers with significant implications for public policy, public management, or nonprofit sector management will be acceptable. All entries must be received by Nov. 1, 2008. Winners will be notified in spring 2009.

Interested applicants should submit 1) an application cover sheet, available at www.johnsoninstitute-gspia.org, 2) two-page executive summary, including title of the paper with author name(s) removed, and 3) a copy of the paper with author name(s) removed. Electronic copies are strongly preferred. All entries must be less than 35 pages double-spaced, including bibliography, and written in English. Please indicate whether the submission should be considered in the published or student category.

For more information, visit www.johnsoninstitute-gspia.org, e-mail ethics@gspia.pitt.edu, or call 412-648-1336.

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