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John Heinz Dissertation Award



Established in 1993, the Academy's John Heinz Dissertation Award is designed to recognize and promote outstanding doctoral research by new scholars addressing social insurance policy questions. The Heinz Dissertation Award is one of several Academy programs designed to attract talented individuals to the field of social insurance and encourage the development of new administrators, scholars, and other professionals. The Academy is devoted to furthering knowledge and understanding of social insurance, health care financing, and related issues through research and education. A multidisciplinary award committee will assess each nominated dissertation according to the following criteria: contribution to the body of knowledge on social insurance, policy relevance of the findings, quality of the analysis, and clarity of the exposition. In case of jointly authored components, the committee expects that the related contribution of the coauthors will be explained fully. Nominations for the award can be made by a member of the student's dissertation committee or by an active member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. The 2018 Heinz Dissertation Award will be presented at the Academy's annual conference in Washington, DC in January. The winner will receive a $3,000 prize, paid travel expenses to attend the award reception in Washington, DC, and complimentary registration to the Academy's full conference. In addition, the Heinz Dissertation Award Winner will join a distinguished alumni network (40 scholars have been recognized with this Award since 1993) and become an Associate Member of the Academy. Heinz Dissertation Award winners receive invitations to a number of Academy events around the U.S., opportunities to publish with the Academy and speak at Academy events, as well as other unique leadership development opportunities.


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Open to All Disciplines

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Amount Awarded:
$1,000 to $4,999
Other: $3,000


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