Application Deadline: Thursday, November 1, 2012
The John Heinz Dissertation Award is one of several activities designed to attract talented individuals to the field of social insurance and encourage the development of new administrators, scholars, and other professionals.
NASI is devoted to furthering knowledge and understanding of social insurance, health care financing, and related issues through research and education. The John Heinz dissertation award is designed to recognize and promote outstanding research by new scholars addressing social insurance policy questions. John Heinz served in the U.S. Senate from 1977 until his death in 1991. Senator Heinz was a leading expert in Congress on private pension and health care policy, as well as a member of NASI's Board of Advisors from the organization's inception in 1986.
Any dissertation addressing topics relevant to the planning and implementation of social insurance policy is eligible for nomination. This might include analysis of long-term care financing, the labor market effects of Social Security, cross-national comparisons and family social insurance protections. Nominations are encouraged from many disciplines and professions, including, but not limited to, actuarial science, disability policy, economics, public policy, social policy, health policy, history, philosophy, political science, social work and sociology.
Nominations for the award can be made by a member of the student’s dissertation committee or by an active member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. Applications for the 2013 award must be received no later than November 1, 2012. Complete applications must include: 1) Nominator’s Form, 2) Nominator’s Letter, 3) Nominee’s Form, 4) hard copy of the full dissertation mailed to: National Academy of Social Insurance, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036, and 5) a PDF of the dissertation emailed to email@example.com.
Application forms can be downloaded by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page or by calling NASI at (202) 452-8097, x1308.
A multidisciplinary awards committee will asses each dissertation according to the following criteria: contribution to the body of knowledge on social insurance, policy relevance of the findings, quality of the analysis, and clarity of the exposition. In cases of jointly authored components, the Committee expects that the related contribution of the co-authors will be explained fully.
Christine Bishop (chair), Heller School, Brandeis University
Courtney Coile, Wellesley College
Madonna Harrington Meyer, Maxwell School, Syracuse University
Rashi Fein, Harvard Medical School
James Morone, Brown University
The 21st annual award will be given to the best doctoral dissertation in the social insurance field completed between January 1, 2011 and October 15, 2012. The award will be presented at the 25th Annual NASI conference in January of 2013. The winner will receive a $2,500 honorarium and the opportunity to participate in the conference with expenses paid. Applications (downloadable below) for the 2013 award should be postmarked no later than November 1, 2012.
For additional information contact Devin Cowens, Development Assistant, at (202) 452-8097, ext. 1308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the past Heinz Dissertation Award Winners