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NARSC September 2023 Update

Nominations for NARSC

The North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) is seeking nominations for the following positions:


President: The President will be elected for a one-year term (starting January 1 following election). The President should be a distinguished regional scientist or other distinguished scholar. The President’s principal duty is to deliver the Presidential Address at the Meetings. The President also serves on the Honors Committee, as an additional voting Councilor during the term of office as
President, and performs other duties as needed by the organization.


Councilor-at-large (non-student, two positions): Councilors-at-large will be voting members of the NASRC Council. These are elected positions, with a three-year term. The Council and its members are responsible for accepting new member organizations, electing officers, matters involving the Annual North American Meetings of the RSAI, etc.

For more information about these positions, please refer to the NARSC Constitution: https://www.narsc.org/newsite/background-history/constitution/ or contact the Nominations Committee chair, Ting Zhang (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


We encourage nominations of individuals from all the different disciplines represented in NARSC and from underrepresented groups in NARSC. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged for the Councilor-at-large and student representative positions. 

For all positions, nominators should confirm that the nominee is (i) an active NARSC member, (ii) will be present at the 70th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, November 15-18, 2023, in San Diego, California, and (iii) willing to serve if appointed. Please send your nomination(s), along with a brief description of the nominee(s) (no more than 250 words), to Ting Zhang (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by October 15, 2022. 


Voting for these positions will take place online prior to the Annual Meeting. Results of the elections will be announced via email prior to the Annual Meeting, at the Annual Council Meeting, and in the December issue of the NARSC Newsletter.

NARSC Awards

The Honors Committee of the North American Regional Science Council is soliciting nominations for the following awards to be given at this year's annual meeting: 

1.  Isard Award for Scholarly Achievement in Regional Science 

The Walter Isard Award for Scholarly Achievement is named in honor of Professor Walter Isard, father of Regional Science, founder of the Regional Science Association, and a leading scholar in the worldwide Regional Science community. Established in 1994, the award pays tribute to North American regional scientists who have made significant theoretical and methodological contributions to the field of Regional Science throughout their careers. The list of past winners of the Isard Award can be found here.   

2.  Boyce Award for Distinguished Service to Regional Science 

This award honors Professor David Boyce, a prominent figure in Regional Science who promoted the Regional Science Association for a number of years and was instrumental in its long-term success. The award acknowledges the service contributions that North American members have made to Regional Science organizations. The list of past winners of the Boyce Award can be found here.  

3.  Hewings Award for Outstanding Achievement by a "Junior" Faculty 

This award is named in honor of Professor Geoffrey J.D. Hewings who over the years introduced numerous graduate students to Regional Science and mentored them as young scholars. The award recognizes distinguished contributions to Regional Science research by North American scholars who have recently completed doctoral studies (within ten years of receiving a Ph.D.). The list of past winners of the Hewings Award can be found here

4. Roger R. Stough Outstanding Mentor Award 

This award is named in honor of Professor Roger R. Stough. In addition to being a renowned scholar and contributor to the development of Regional Science, Roger was an outstanding mentor to dozens of graduate students and junior faculty members. This award recognizes regional scientists who have been exceptional mentors to students, junior faculty members and underrepresented populations and communities over a lifelong career. The list of past winners of the Stough Award can be found here.  

Please send your nomination(s) by October 6 to Bruce Newbold (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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