Research Committees

Outstanding Early Career in Clinical Sociology

Established in 2011. 

Deadline for nominations (2023 edition): April 30, 2023.
Nominations and supporting materials should be sent to the RC46 President, Prof. Emma Porio

The RC46 of the International Sociological Association Award for an Outstanding Early Career in Clinical Sociology (established 2011) honors junior scholars. The award is a certificate (non-monetary award) and is presented at an official meeting of RC46.


The award for an Outstanding Early Career in Clinical Sociology honors junior scholars (a person finishing her/his PhD or within 8 years – from the deadline for nominations – of receiving the PhD degree) who have shown outstanding commitment to clinical sociology and whose research has contributed in important ways to the advancement of the discipline. The body of work may include theoretical and/or methodological contributions. At the time of nomination and award, the nominee must be a student member or full member in good standing of the ISA and RC46.

Award Committee

The committee is composed of a chair and two other members of RC46.  The chair will be an officer or other member of the RC46 executive committee.  The chair and committee members will be selected by the RC46 officers.


Only RC46 members are permitted to make nominations. The deadline for nominations for this award is set by the President of RC46. All submissions must be received electronically by the deadline. The awards committee will consider nominations but not self-nominations. Nominations must include a letter of nomination, a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae, relevant writing/publications and letters in support of the nomination. The most compelling applications will have three to five letters from a variety of individuals able to speak to the qualifications in clinical sociology and the impact of the work of the nominee. The person making the nomination should obtain all the material and letters and forward them to the committee, with the nominee's curriculum vitae, as a package