2016 NAEPSDP AWARDS OVERVIEW

NAEPSDP members are doing great work and we want to recognize those accomplishments. The Association is excited to announce two new awards for which NAEPSDP members in good standing are eligible—JCEP Creative Excellence Award and the NAEPSDP/eXtension Fellowships. Please review the guidelines for these awards along with the NAEPSDP Outstanding Contributor Award carefully and apply yourself or nominate someone else for these awards. A brief overview of the awards is below. Click on the name of the awards to get the details and specific submission requirements for each award.

JCEP Creative Excellence Award—This award, sponsored by the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP), recognizes innovation and creativity which advances the art and science of Cooperative Extension work. One award will be presented to NAEPSDP members in good standing annually. The award, which can be given to an individual or a small team of 2-5 members, includes a stipend of $250. The NAEPSDP winner of this award is also eligible for the national JCEP Creative Excellence Award which includes a $1,000 stipend. Applications are due August 31.

NAEPSDP/eXtension Fellowships—Four (4) Fellowships are available to NAEPSDP members in good standing who desire to share their expertise in program design/development or program evaluation to support eXtension’s i-Three Issue Corps strategy for 2017. This award includes travel expenses and a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the fellowship and is funded by eXtension. Applications are due August 31.

NAEPSDP Outstanding Contributor Award--This award recognizes individuals who initiate and develop creative ways to enrich the learning process. Efforts may focus on innovative programming or tools for staff development, evaluation, or administrative processes at local, regional, state or national level. Applications are due August 31.

NAEPSDP First Time Conference Attendee Award -- This award is given to eligible individual(s) who will be attending the NAEPSDP Annual Conference for the first time. This award is intended to promote membership in NAEPSDP and participation at the annual conference. Applications are due August 31.

Review detailed award announcement for submission/application guidelines.  Recipients of the JCEP Creative Excellence Award and the NAEPSDP/eXtension Fellowships will be notified by October 1 so that they can make plans to attend the NAEPSDP Annual Conference to be formally recognized by the Association and the award sponsors. To the extent possible, the winner of the Outstanding Contributor Award will remain a secret until it is presented.

Be sure to check this site frequently and be on the lookout for new opportunities for awards. We are currently working on two additional awards we think you will be excited to learn about.

Questions regarding these awards should be directed to:

Joe Hunnings
NAEPSDP Awards & Recognition Committee Chair
hunnings@vt.edu

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