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The Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Award for Excellence in Recreation and Park Research is presented to an individual whose contributions to parks and recreation through research have significantly advanced the cause of the parks and recreation movement and whose dedication to the field parallels the same dedication and zeal toward parks, recreation, and conservation that was exhibited by the presidents after whom the award is named.
Awarded on a 3-year cycle. Nominatins will next be accepted in 2024.
- Nominee must be an NRPA member
- Nominee must have made significant contribution to parks and recreation through research which has advanced the cause of the parks and recreation movement
- The nominee's basic and applied research contributions must have been of the highest quality, as judged by academic and professional peers, and the individual's research contribution must represent productivity sustained over a period of not less than five years.
- Answers to the questions provided below
- Two letters of recommendation only
- Curriculum Vita of nominee
- Awarded on a 3-year cycle. Nominations will be accepted in 2024.
- Nominator may only nominate using this official nomination form. All materials must be submitted electronically using this survey format.
- Submit no more than two documents (multiple documents may be combined, video links included, however, submit no more than two separate documents). No separate photographs will be accepted.
- Nomination is automatically disqualified if it does not meet criteria, submission instructions or if the responses are over the word limit.
- This format has a save and continue feature that is located at the bottom of the question pages.
Terms and Conditions:
- NRPA reserves the right to disqualify an application if in NRPA’s sole discretion it determines that the application does not contain truthful information, is contrary to the standards or policies of NRPA, or violates applicable laws, or if the nominee acted contrary to the standards or policies of NRPA, or violated applicable law or could reflect negatively on NRPA.
- NRPA reserves the right to revoke any award or prize if in NRPA’s sole discretion it determines that the awardee acted contrary to the standards or policies of NRPA or acted in violation of applicable laws or could reflect negatively on NRPA.
For more information, contact the NRPA Awards Program at email@example.com.