The Awards: AEA offers awards in six distinct areas. In any given year, there may be no winner or multiple winners for a particular award. Each proposal is judged on its individual merit. The scope of each award is described briefly below.
Full descriptions as well as nomination requirements for each award can be found by clicking on the appropriate link.
Past Award Winners: To view a list of past AEA award recipients click here.
AEA Marcia Guttentag Promising New Evaluator Award: Presented to a promising new evaluator during the first five years after completion of his or her Master's or Doctoral degree and whose work is consistent with the AEA Guiding Principles for Evaluators.
AEA Robert Ingle Service Award: Presented to a member of AEA who has been particularly instrumental in promoting the interests and operations of the American Evaluation Association.
AEA Evaluation Advocacy and Use Award: Presented to an individual or group whose evaluation work has been particulary instrumental in furthering the interests of evaluation through advocacy, sponsorship, management, or promoting the use of evaluation in governmental (including local, state, and federal government),nonprofit, and/or private organizations whose work is consistent with the AEA Guiding Principles for Evaluators.
AEA Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Evaluation Practice Award: Presented to an evaluator who exemplifies outstanding evaluation practice and who has made substantial cumulative contributions to the field of evaluation through the practice of evaluation and whose work is consistent with the AEA Guiding Principles for Evaluators.
AEA Paul F. Lazarsfeld Evaluation Theory Award: Presented to an individual whose written work on evaluation theory has led to fruitful debates on the assumptions, goals, and practices of evaluation.
AEA Outstanding Evaluation Award: Presented for an evaluation (completed in the past five years) that remains consistent with the relevant evaluation standards.