Community, Family, and Health RIG Ronald Wimberley Student Paper Competition

Community, Family, and Health RIG
Ronald Wimberley Student Paper Competition

Deadline: May 3, 2019

The Community, Family, and Health Research Interest Group (RIG) is proud to announce the sixth annual Ronald Wimberley student paper competition designed to encourage and support graduate student research on rural communities. The call for papers is open to a wide range of topics in keeping with the spirit of the award’s namesake, Ronald Wimberley. 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 and health. How are rural communities adapting to challenges brought about by scientific changes, economic transformation, or health needs?

Graduate Student Paper Competition Guidelines:
Papers submitted for this competition will be held to a high standard with respect to the level of scholarship. The length of the paper should range from 20-30 pages and should include a relevant review of the literature, original analysis, a clear discussion and set of conclusions, complete references, and be written at a professional level.
Instructions for Submission:
To have a paper considered for review for this award, first, submit an abstract to present the paper at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society. Second, submit your manuscript as an attached Word (.doc or .docx) file to Dr. Karl Jicha at [email protected] by Friday, May 3rd, 2019. Please do not submit your paper in .pdf format, as we will need to edit them to make judging anonymous. In the subject line of the email enter “submission for graduate student paper competition.” When the submissions are received, they will be sent to a panel of judges who will not be made aware of the author’s identity. Winners of the paper competition will be honored at the RIG reception during the RSS annual meeting, where they will receive a certificate and their award honoraria (see below). Winners will be notified via email by July 1st, 2019.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Honoraria: Graduate Paper ($250) to be used to defray part of the cost of registering for and attending the 2019 RSS Annual Meeting in Richmond, VA.