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Award Nomination Process

Nomination Process for All Awards

A call for nominations is sent to all members approximately mid-February of each year.

Nomination materials must be submitted by May 30th. It is the nominator's responsibility to demonstrate in a 1-2 page written statement to the Awards Committee why the person nominated is deserving of the particular award. The letter of nomination must be accompanied by the nominee's up-to-date vitae. Letters of support are encouraged but not required.  Nominators are encouraged to carefully review  criteria for each award and demonstrate how the candidate meets said criteria. The Awards Committee will determine who, if anyone, will receive awards in a given year.

Nominations are encouraged by someone other than potential recipient.  Self-nomination is permitted but corresponding letter(s) of support must be accompany materials. 

There are many Consortium members who are making very noteworthy contributions to the profession. One of the greatest honors an individual can receive is to be recognized by his/her peers. Your participation in the nomination process is needed and very much appreciated. Please take time to nominate your peers.

Nomination Content and Format

For each nomination, please include the following information:

  1. Award category and the date of nomination submission
  2. Nominee: Up-to-date vitae to include:
    • Name
    • Title/position
    • Business address
    • Business and home telephone numbers
    • Email address
  3. Nominator
    • Name
    • Title/position
    • Business address
    • Business and home telephone numbers
    • Email address

General Nomination Guidelines

  1. All nomination materials (i.e., letters and vitae) must be submitted to Dr. Katie Stanton-Nichols, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, School of PETM, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 274-2295
  2. NCPEID members should follow the above nomination format. All nominations must be from current Consortium members.
  3. NCPEID members can nominate more than one person per year; however, each nominator can only nominate one person per award category.
  4. Past recipients cannot be nominated for an award that they have previously received. However, past recipients can be nominated for awards in other categories.
  5. The nomination deadline is May 30th of each year. Because of the timelines we must follow, no nominations will be accepted after this date (unless the committee makes a special request for clarification purposes). Award winners will be notified by approximately June 1st of each year, and will be invited to the awards presentation ceremony at the annual conference in July.

Specific Award Nomination Guidelines

The Hollis Fait Scholarly Contribution Award
A written statement and vita needs to be provided that documents to what extent the nominee has contributed, either in print or nonprint, to a better understanding of adapted physical activity or recreation for individuals with disabilities.

The William A. Hillman Distinguished Service Award
A written statement and vita needs to be provided that documents to what extent the nominee has contributed, through leadership roles, to adapted physical activity or recreation for individuals with disabilities.

The Congressional Award
A written statement and vita needs to be provided that documents to what extent the nominee has made contributions to enhance education and adapted physical activity or recreation for individuals with disabilities.

The G. Lawrence Rarick Research Award
A written statement and vita needs to be provided that documents to what extent the nominee has contributed to research activities for the advancement of adapted physical activity or recreation for individuals with disabilities.

David P. Bevaer APA Professional Young Scholar Award

A written statement and vita needs to be provided that documents to what extent the nominee has demonstrated a strong dedication to the adapted physical activity profession and the scholarly efforts to disseminate their work to the public.