Submission guidelines

  • We recommend that all potential applicants contact Dr. Charles Ross at early in the process to determine if a potential project is a good candidate for this award.
  • Submissions are due by April 1.  Submissions should be sent as a Word document to Dr. Charles Ross at
  • Each submission should include include up to ten pages describing the project in detail and including contact information for author(s).  If the judges feel that they need more information, they will contact the author(s).
  • The three-judge panel will review submissions and will announce the award winner by May 1.