James and Khadija Midgley Doctoral Award

Established in 2006 by Social Welfare professor and dean emeritus James Midgley and Khadija Midgley, the Midgley Doctoral Award is awarded to the best doctoral dissertation within the School of Social Welfare each year. The dissertation shall have policy relevance for the field of social welfare and shall have attained a high level of academic distinction and originality.

The Doctoral Chair solicits nominations from doctoral faculty at the beginning of each spring term, and the award is presented at the annual Haviland Scholars Day Awards and Recognition ceremony in May.