University of Pittsburgh
August 31, 2009

Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Seeks Submissions for 2009 Johnson Award for Best Papers in Ethics, Accountability, and Leadership 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 2009-10 Johnson Award for Best Papers in Ethics, Accountability, and Leadership in public administration.

At least one winner in the following two categories will be selected through a blind review process: papers published or accepted for publication in refereed forums between September 2008 and December 2009 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.

This year, papers addressing the broad theme of accountability and leadership in contexts where power and authority are diffused are strongly encouraged. For example, this theme could include how to exercise leadership and monitor performance in networked delivery systems or how globalization is affecting leadership and ethics.

All entries must be received by April 2, 2010.

Interested applicants should submit an application cover sheet, available at www.johnsoninstitute-gspia.org,; a two-page executive summary, including title of the paper with author name(s) removed; and a copy of the paper with author name(s) removed. Submissions must be sent electronically, preferably in Microsoft Word format. All entries must be less than 35 pages double-spaced, including bibliography, and written in English. Also indicate whether the submission should be considered in the published or student papers category. Winners will be notified by mid-summer 2010.

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

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