AAHHE & ETS Outstanding Dissertations Competition (ODC)

co-sponsored by ETS

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) are proud to sponsor their annual Outstanding Dissertations Competition (ODC). AAHHE and ETS recognize the significant need to increase the number of Hispanics receiving doctoral degrees, entering higher education on the tenure track, and eventually serving in faculty leadership and administrative roles.

Although the Hispanic population is the fastest growing population in the country, Hispanics are underrepresented in higher education in all areas: undergraduate, graduate, faculty and administration. Gains are being seen every year in the number of doctoral degrees conferred to Hispanics and in the number in full-time faculty positions, but the percentages are not climbing commensurate with the population's growth.

By sponsoring the ODC, AAHHE and ETS spotlight top doctoral students and, at the same time, are showcase excellence in Hispanic student performance at the doctoral level. The ODC aims to a) encourage greater numbers of Hispanic students to enter and successfully complete doctoral programs and b) enhance the quality of the dissertations they write.

2022 AAHHE-ETS Outstanding Dissertations Competition

The competition is open to any Latinx who has completed a dissertation as part of a doctoral degree program in the social sciences, broadly defined, and/or anyone whose dissertation research conducted as part of a doctoral degree program in the social sciences focuses on the Latinx community. Additionally, the dissertation needs to have been completed between December 2019 and August 1, 2021.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to be AAHHE members to apply. The call for proposals for the 2022 AAHHE & ETS Outstanding Dissertations Competition opens on May 12, 2021. The deadline for submission of a Dissertation Summary via the AAHHE submission portal is August 2, 2021. 


How to Apply?

Refer to the 2022 AAHHE & ETS Outstanding Dissertations Competition Guidelines prior to applying. The guidelines will provide you with
information on eligibility, dates and deadlines, preparation of dissertation summary, evaluation criteria and procedure, awards and recognition.

Past Recipients

Review the 2021 ODC Award Recipients and a history of previous 2020 - 2008 ODC winners.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact: AAHHE & ETS ODC Chair Dr. David Garcia at [email protected] or AAHHE Executive Director Dr. Lucia Gutiérrez at [email protected].

 

Download a copy of the 2022 AAHHE & ETS Outstanding Dissertation Competition Brochure (PDF)
Download a copy of the 2022 AAHHE & ETS Outstanding Dissertation Competition Guidelines (PDF)
Download a copy of the 2022 AAHHE & ETS Outstanding Dissertation Competition Title Page (PDF)