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2024 Call for Papers: Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award

The International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) are pleased to co-sponsor the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of the Center.

The winner will receive:

  • $500 cash prize (to be share if there are multiple authors).
  • An engraved Award and a certificate suitable for framing.
  • Opportunity to lead an online webinar to the ILA community – date to be determined.
  • Complimentary 1-year ILA membership.
  • Recognition at the ILA conference and in various multi-media ILA publications.

Submissions may be either empirically or conceptually based. Multidisciplinary approaches to research are welcomed. Paper should focus on some aspect of leadership or leadership development. 


  1. The degree to which the paper addresses issues and trends that are significant to the study of leadership,
  2. The extent to which the paper shows consideration of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature,
  3. The extent to which the paper makes a conceptual or empirical contribution.
  4. Articulacy in writing and presentation; and
  5. The implications of the research for application to leadership identification and development.

See submission requirements and submit entries at https://ccl.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6KfP4fKLgIeRojA

Questions? Contact us at clarkaward@ccl.org

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