2020 Call for Papers
The International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) are pleased to co-sponsor the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of the Center.
The winner of this year’s award will receive:
- $1,000 cash prize
- Travel and Lodging (up to three nights), and Complimentary Registration to ILA’s 22nd annual conference, San Francisco, California | 5-8 November 2020.
- Complimentary 1-year ILA membership
- Recognition at the ILA conference and in various multi-media ILA publications
Submissions may be either empirically or conceptually based. Multi-disciplinary approaches to research are welcomed. The paper should focus on some aspect of leadership or leadership development. Submissions will be judged by the following criteria:
Submissions will be judged by the following criteria:
- The degree to which the paper addresses issues and trends that are significant to the study of leadership;
- The extent to which the paper shows consideration of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature;
- The extent to which the paper makes a conceptual or empirical contribution;
- The implications of the research for application to leadership identification and development.
Please read submission requirements carefully.
Papers must be authored and submitted by graduate or undergraduate students only. All authors must currently be students or must have graduated within one-year prior to the submission deadline of Friday, May 1, 2020. CCL staff and papers submitted to other CCL awards are ineligible. All entrants must:
Upload three PDF formatted documents (other document formats will not be accepted):
- The first PDF should only include the manuscript with the title of the paper on the first page. Do not include the author’s name or contact information.
- The second 2-3 page PDF should only include the abstract with the title of the paper on the cover page.
- The third PDF should be a letter on university letterhead from one faculty member certifying that a student wrote the paper. All three PDF documents should be attached to the submission form and sent together. Separate attachments will not be accepted.
Papers are limited to 30 double-spaced pages, excluding title page, abstract, figures, tables, and references. Papers above this limit that are not completely doubled spaced are not be eligible for the Award and will not be reviewed. Papers should be prepared according to current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Papers will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of researchers associated with CCL. In the absence of papers deemed deserving of the award, the award may be withheld. Entries (accompanied by faculty letters) must be received by 5:00 p.m. EDT, on Friday, May 1, 2020. The winning paper will be presented at the 2020 ILA Conference.
Submit entries at: https://ccl.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bCWm9i9ZrkbumJ7. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need assistance.
Previous Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Awards
- Download the 2016 Winning paper abstract by Aleka MacLellan (PDF)
- Download the 2016 Winning paper abstract by Kyoung Yong Kim (PDF)
- Download the 2015 Winning paper abstract by Deirdre P. Dixon (PDF)
- Download the 2014 Winning paper abstract by Emily Grijalva (PDF)
- Download the 2013 Winning paper abstract by Mr. Chenwei Liao (PDF)
- Download the 2012 Winning paper abstract by Taylor E. Sparks, Ph.D. (PDF)
- Download the 2011 Winning paper abstract by Brian C. Gunia (PDF)
- Download the 2010 Winning paper abstract by Dong Liu (PDF)
- Download the 2009 Winning paper abstract by Marisa Adelman (PDF)
- Download the 2008 Winning paper abstract by Hakan Ener (PDF)
- Download the 2007 Winning paper abstract by Robyn L. Brouer (PDF)
- Download the 2006 Winning paper abstract by Herman H. M. Tse (PDF)
- Download the 2005 Winning paper abstract by Franklin Kudo (PDF)
- Download the 2004 Winning paper by Lisa A. Boyce (PDF)
- Download the 2003 Winning paper by Marie Dasborough (PDF)
- Download the 2002 Winning paper by Nathan J. Hiller (PDF)
- Download the 2001 Winning paper by Tomas R. Giberson (PDF)
- Download the 2000 Winning paper by Jeffrey C. Kohles (PDF)