Community, Health and Family

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Leadership

Chair: Karl Jicha
kajicha@ncsu.edu

Community Co-Chair:  Jessica Crowe
jessica.crowe@siu.edu

Family and Health Co-Chair: Stephanie Teixeira-Poit
steixeira@rti.org

The Community, Family, and Health Research Interest Group Announces Two Paper Competitions for 2016

Submission Deadlines are May 6, 2016

1. The Ralph B. Brown Faculty Paper Competition – The Community, Family, and Health Research Interest Group is proud to announce the first annual Ralph B. Brown faculty paper competition designed to encourage and support research in rural communities. The call for papers is open to a wide range of topics in keeping with the spirit of the award’s namesake, Ralph Brown.  Emphasis should be placed on such topics as community satisfaction and attachment, social change and development, family and community, and community leadership. International research is highly encouraged in accordance with this dedication to international development studies. Preference will be give to those papers that make a strong contribution to our understanding of rural community life in this era of globalization.  How can we enhance community satisfaction, rural community attachment, and civic participation as we face the many and diverse challenges brought about by globalization?

For Ralph B. Brown competition guidelines and instructions for submissions go to <www.ruralsociology.org/?page_id=6337>

2. Ronald Wimberly Student Paper Competition – The Community, Family, and Health Research Interest Groups is proud to announce the third annual Ronald Wimberly student paper competition designed to encourage and support graduate and undergraduate student research on rural communities. The call for paper sis open to a wide range of topics in keeping with the spirit of the award’s namesake, Ronald Wimberly. Emphasis should be placed on the improvement of the quality-of-life in rural communities.  Preference will be given to those papers that make a strong contribution to our understanding of rural community life in this era of globalization and what can they do to gain a more advantageous position in an increasingly urban world?

For Ronald Wimberly competition guidelines and submission instructions go to <www.ruralsociology.org/?page_id=6339>