A participation grant may be awarded to an early stage family scholar who is judged to have authored the best original paper accepted for presentation at the 2014 World Congress.

Early Stage scholars must submit completed papers by February 13, 2014. Amount awarded will not exceed US$1,000. Early stage scholars include graduate students currently completing a PhD degree or recent recipients of the PhD in sociology or in a related discipline. For more details and specifications check here.

The winning paper may be nominated by the CFR Referees, President, and Board for consideration for publication in the Journal of Comparative Family Studies. The editor of JCFS will decide if further review is needed and make the final decision on acceptance of the paper for publication.