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Quality of Research Discovery Award

The Quality of Research Discovery Award is granted to encourage excellent publications in fields consistent with the AAEA Vision Statement. A maximum of two awards is given. The research must be a significant contribution to the field of knowledge in agricultural and applied economics as defined by the AAEA Vision Statement. The work should demonstrate excellence in research methodology and may deal with conceptualization of researchable problems as well as empirical verification.

Award Nomination Materials

A short statement

  • Maximum of one page single-spaced, 12 point font
  • Document the publication's contributions to the profession.

Copies of the publication in electronic or hard copy form, with electronic form preferred. If in hard copy form, nine copies of the publication should be mailed to AAEA at 555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, WI 53202, unless expense for the individual is excessive. Return of hard copies of the publication is not customary but can be requested.


If you have any questions about your nomination, or the nomination process, please contact Lauren Seward at or (414) 918-3190.