Last call for Submissions: The 2024 Heizer Doctoral Dissertation Award in New Enterprise Development
The Heizer Doctoral Dissertation Award in New Enterprise Development recognizes and honors outstanding doctoral research in the area of new enterprise development.
The Award highlights research on the founding, financing, management, growth, and development of high potential new ventures, with venture capital investing, or with corporate entrepreneurship. Dissertations addressing small, high-tech ventures may also qualify.
Dissertations dealing primarily with small business, family business, minority business, or support systems (other than venture capital) are not appropriate for the Heizer Award (see the NFIB Award Call).AWARD
The Award consists of a cash prize of $2,500 and a plaque commemorating the winner's achievement.AWARDING CRITERIA
The 2024 Heizer Award is open to authors who, in the calendar year 2023, completed all requirements for their doctoral degree, as supported by documentation from the awarding institution. This includes any coursework, public defense, revisions, etc. that are required for earning the degree. (Formal ceremonies such as graduation and promotion that are customary, but not required, can take place after 2023.) If some requirements have not been completed by 2023, candidates are encouraged to submit for the 2025 competition.
Submitters should provide electronic documentation of (1) Evidence of completion (see "Eligibility" above) and (2) The following two SEPARATE nomination documents:
Both documents should be typed single-spaced with double spacing between paragraphs on 8.5 by 11-inch paper in 12 point New Times Roman font with 1 inch margins all around. Failure to follow the formatting guidelines will lead to elimination of the proposal from further consideration.SUBMISSION DEADLINE AND DATES
Submissions should be sent electronically no later than 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5 hours), January 22, 2024 to Rachida Justo at firstname.lastname@example.org – Please include in the Email Subject line "2024 Heizer Dissertation Award Submission Materials"IMPORTANT NOTE
Authors can submit their work for consideration for ONLY ONE of the ENT Division's dissertation awards. Thus, those who submit for the Heizer Award cannot also be eligible for the National Federation of Independent (NFIB) Doctoral Dissertation Award and vice versa. It is the submitter's responsibility to submit to the Award which best fits the nominated work.
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