Gerard A. Hauser Awards
The Gerard A. Hauser Award is a national award that is presented to an outstanding graduate student paper at the biennial RSA conference to recognize the best essay by a graduate student delivered at the conference. A graduate student may submit no more than one essay for consideration for this award at an RSA conference.
The following criteria are used in the selection of the submissions:
- significance to rhetorical studies (historical, critical, theoretical,and/or pedagogical),
- quality of research design and execution,
- ample engagement with germane primary and secondary sources,
- a clear and engaging prose style.
Recipients of the Hauser Award are expected to present their award-winning papers at the Conference to which it was submitted. Recipients receive a free registration for the conference, a cash prize, and an acknowledgement during a public presentation of the award.