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Dr. James W. Longest Memorial Award for Social Science Research

The Longest Award, established by Mary Jack Wintle (Mrs. James W. Longest), honors the memory and outstanding personal and professional achievements of Dr. James W. Longest. It provides $2,000 to support doctoral dissertation research in the social sciences with potential benefits for small and/or disadvantaged communities. Candidacy tuition remission is granted for each of two semesters (if not covered by other tuition remission).

Dr. James W. Longest served on the research faculty of Cornell University for ten years before coming to the University of Maryland in 1967. Dr. Longest retired and became Professor Emeritus in 1990. He took great interest in assisting students, for whom he set high professional standards, and continued advising students until his death in November 1992. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Longest supported an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving in the areas of community development and the delivery of services in rural areas.

Eligible students must be University of Maryland doctoral students who have reached candidacy by August 1, 2024.

Nomination Deadline: Departments/Programs may nominate ONE student for this award.  Nominations must be submitted to the Graduate School by noon on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.*

*Eligible students must contact their department for the department’s internal deadline.

James W. Longest Guidelines and Nomination Cover Sheet

Past Award Winners

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