Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA). Preference will be given to students who are pursuing research in civil society, and whose work may enhance program or process innovation and capacity building in the nonprofit sector. Eligible recipients will be involved with a project in the nonprofit sector through the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation at Carleton University. Endowed in 2009 by a philanthropic gift to further Carleton’s development of thought leaders, educators, and professionals in the nonprofit sector. In 2018 the award was named in honour of Dr. Tessa Hebb, a Distinguished Research Fellow with the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, Carleton University, Canada. Revised 2013, 2018.