Lifetime Achievement Award

ICQI Call for Achievement Awards Nominations

The International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the upcoming year’s Achievement Awards.

Lifetime Achievement in Qualitative Inquiry
The Lifetime Achievement Award is conferred annually to a member of the qualitative community for lifetime contributions to the methods, theory, practice, and dissemination of qualitative inquiry.

The award will be presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Conference in May. The recipient will be notified no later than March 1 and is strongly encouraged to attend the Congress for the formal presentation of the award.

Nominators should send a letter outlining the nominee’s qualifications for the award by e-mail no later than January 15. Include a curriculum vitae for the nominee, if available. Because a lifetime of achievement does not diminish from one year to the next, those nominated for this award will automatically be considered for 5 years from the year of nomination. A list of the people already under consideration is available at is no need to resubmit nominations from previous years, though anyone wishing to supplement an existing nomination or write an additional letter of support is encouraged to do so by the deadline.

Recipients in previous years have been:

2009 Norman K. Denzin

2010 Yvonna S. Lincoln

2011 Janice M. Morse

2012 Carolyn S. Ellis

2013 Laurel Richardson

2014 Judith Preissle

2015 Patricia Lather

2016 Arthur P. Bochner

2017 Ronald J. Pelias

2018 Kathy Charmaz

2019 Uwe Flick

2020 Kim Etherington

2021 John M. Johnson

Special Career Award in Qualitative Inquiry

The Special Career Award in Qualitative Inquiry, which recognizes dedication and contributions to qualitative research, teaching, and practice, is awarded on an occasional basis. The purpose of this award is to honour members of the ICQI community who have made a unique and important contributions to qualitative inquiry.

Past recipients of the Special Career Award include:

2020 C├ęsar A. Cisneros Puebla

2020 Stacy Holman Jones

2019 Howard S. Becker

2015 Patricia Leavy

2011 Robert Stake

Nominators should send a letter outlining the nominee’s qualifications for these awards, any supporting information and curriculum vitae to Stacy Holman Jones, Chair of the Awards Committee at: [email protected] by e-mail no later than January 15.