AEA Marcia Guttentag Promising New Evaluator Award

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Award Description

Presented to a promising new evaluator during the first five years after completion of his or her Masters or Doctoral degree or within five years of entering the evaluation profession and whose work is consistent with the AEA Guiding Principles for Evaluators, AEA Evaluator Competencies, AEA Cultural Competence Statement, and the Program Evaluation Standards.

  • Promise will have been demonstrated in early notable and substantial accomplishments.
  • Contributions may include evidence of early involvement in professional activities and successful leadership.
  • Contributions should have extended beyond the accomplishment of one or two evaluations of quality.
  • This award is open to new evaluators in any area of evaluation (Examples: Health, International Development, Education).

Required Nomination Materials

For hardcopy submissions, five copies of each of the following materials must be sent via landmail to the AEA office in a SINGLE package. Electronic submissions must contain each of the following materials combined into ONE electronic file. Submitted materials are not returned.

  1. Nomination Form: Please review all of the required nomination materials before completing the Nomination Form which can be found on thea Submission Instructions page (See below).
  2. Nomination Summary: Include a 150-word summary of the nomination
  3. Nomination Justification: A statement from either the nominee or nominator justifying the award nomination. This should illustrate the nominee’s consistent utilization of the AEA Guiding Principles for Evaluators (at least 2 pages and no more than 5 pages).
  4. Letters of Support: At least two and no more than three statements from colleagues, focusing on the criteria for the award, and in support of the nomination.
  5. Supporting Documentation:
    • A vita or resume (maximum of 10 pages).
    • Up to three publications and reports. The committee asks that nominators balance quality and brevity when considering documents for submission. Please select publications and reports that demonstrate the quality of the nominee and avoid submitting documents that duplicate the contribution of other documents. Publications and reports provided should illustrate the nominee’s consistent utilization of the AEA Guiding Principles for Evaluators.

Submission Instructions

Once you have review the Required Nomination Materials above please review the award Submission Instructions.

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