The Rue Bucher Memorial Award is an annual award for an advanced doctoral student in any department or college across the University of Illinois.
The research must be conducted using qualitative research methodology focused on social processes in any topic. The much-coveted award carries a prize of up to $2,000.00
The late Dr. M. Rue Bucher was a symbolic interactionist who taught at UIC in the Sociology Department from 1960s to 1985 when she passed away at age 56.
The Sociology Department, in conjunction with Dr. Bucher’s brother, founded an endowment to fund an annual award for an advanced doctoral student conducting qualitative research in areas such as (but not limited to) occupations and professions, health and illness, and gender in society, areas of research to which Professor Bucher contributed.
The award committee consists of a group of interdisciplinary scholars.
The Award opens on January 15 of each year and the deadline for the application is March 10, 2014.
Questions regarding the award should be directed to Dr. Peter Ibarra, Chair, Rue Bucher Memorial Award, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download Rue Bucher Memorial Award announcement (.pdf)