Alnoor Ebrahim, assistant professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech's Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center in Alexandria, Va., will be awarded the 2003 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly Article Award from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action at their annual conference in Colorado on Nov. 21. He was one of two recipients of this award and wins a $500 cash prize for his article, Information Struggles: The Role of Information in the Reproduction of Non-Governmental Organization-Funder Relationships published in 2002.

Ebrahim specializes in non-governmental organizations and has participated in several research projects dealing with such organizations and their management of natural resources. He received his Ph.D. in environmental planning and management, civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is an international, interdisciplinary membership organization. Members include scholars and nonprofit leaders fostering through research the creation, application and dissemination of knowledge on voluntary action, nonprofit organizations and philanthropy. More information can be found at

Written by Zoe Mathias, University Relations intern in the College of Architecture & Urban Studies