Outstanding Dissertation Award and Outstanding Researcher Award - Nominations Open!

The Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation on Business Communication is awarded annually to the outstanding dissertation or thesis in the area of business communication written as part of a doctoral program. The dissertation must be successfully defended within the two years preceding the annual conference at which the award is presented.

The winning researcher will receive $1,500 USD and a plaque at the annual conference. The winner will also receive a one-year membership in ABC. The award is sponsored by a Special Friend of ABC.

Read about eligibility and how to submit by the May 31 deadline.


The Outstanding Researcher Award in Memory of Kitty O. Locker is awarded to an ABC member whose research has made an outstanding contribution to the business communication discipline. The recipient receives a plaque and $1,500 USD at the annual conference. The award is sponsored by the Association and McGraw Hill. The recipient will deliver a research-focused presentation or workshop at the ABC Annual International Conference the year following receipt of the award.

Read about eligibility and how to submit by the May 31 deadline.

The ABC Research Committee reviews nominations and selects the recipient of these two awards. Please direct questions to Stephen Carradini, Research Committee Chair. Thank you.


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