NIFA Funding Opportunity

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NIFA requests applications for the REACH for fiscal year (FY) 2017 to provide high-quality resources for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in the form of research and professional development tools across the spectrum of family support, resilience, and readiness.

Who is eligible to apply: 

1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions

More Information on Eligibility:

Only land-grant institutions are eligible to receive the award through the REACH program. Eligible land-grant institutions include all 1862, 1890, and 1994 land-grant institutions.
Posted Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-EXCA-006385
Estimated Total Program Funding: $600,000
Election 2016 MiniConference

Are you puzzled by the 2016 Election? Join us on Friday, July 28 for a special one-day mini-conference to examine how we got here, where we are now, and where we go from here. Feel free to attend one or all of the panels and the RSS plenary address by Katherine Cramer, University of Wisconsin Madison. 

To see Election 2016 Mini-Conference details click on the following link: rev. RSS Rural Politics Mini-Conference flier.pdf

Amish Studies Mini-Conference

With a population doubling time of 21 years, the Amish are one of rural Americas’ fastest growing, most viable ethno-religious groups. From their plain clothes to their horse-and-buggy transportation and even to the more subtle ways they think and behave, the Amish remain highly distinct from the American mainstream, making them a fascinating site of inquiry for rural sociologists. The co-editors of Ohio State University’s Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies invite conference attendees to participate in Amish-focused events spanning two days. On Thursday, a day-long field trip to Holmes County, OH, will open the mini-conference, and on Friday, four back-to-back paper sessions will offer ground-breaking research. Please join us!

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