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 RC06 2015 seminar in Dublin. This seminar is co-hosted by the School of Applied Social Science, University College Dublin, and will take place between Thursday 20th and Saturday 22nd August 2015 in the Quinn School of Business (UCD Belfield campus). Please check the call for papers here.

Early stage scholars must submit completed papers by April 30, 2015. Papers should be sent to the chair of the early stage family scholar award (ESFSA) committee, Professor Mark Hutter, Rowan University: hutter@rowan.edu.

The amount awarded will not exceed US$1,000. Early stage scholars include graduate students currently completing a PhD degree or recent recipients of a PhD in sociology or in a related discipline. Please check the guidelines here.

The ESFSA committee and RC06 President and board may nominate the winning paper for consideration for publication in the Journal of Comparative Family Studies (JCFS). The editor of JCFS will decide if further review is needed and make the final decision on acceptance of the paper for publication.


Papers due: April 30, 2015
Announcement of results: May 31, 2015