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Dear Colleagues,

I write to announce that the deadlines for the 2023 RSA awards are quickly approaching. 

When we meet at Penn State University for the 2023 RSA Summer Institute, RSA will announce the winners of: 

  • The 2023 RSA Book Award which honors books published between August 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022. Nominations due by January 6, 2023. 
  • The 2023 Outstanding Dissertation Award which honors dissertations defended during the 2022 calendar year.  Nominations are due by January 27, 2023
  • The 2023 RSA Early Career Fellows Award which recognizes exemplary scholars who are eight or less years in the professoriate. Nominations are due by January 31, 2023
  • The 2023 Outstanding Student Chapter Award which recognizes a dynamic student chapter who has helped to raise the visibility of RSA. Applications open February 4, 2023 and nominations are due by April 4, 2023. 

RSA is also accepting nominations for the Graduate Student Special Event Award which provides support funding for rhetoric related events. Funding requests are due by February 1, 2023.  

To find more information about the awards criteria, the nomination packet contents, and the online nomination forms and links for each of these awards, please consult the RSA Awards page. 

Please direct any questions about eligibility or the awards process to me at 

Best regards, 

Tamika L. Carey

Chair, RSA Awards Subcommittee


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