Student Interest

NRRIG Graduate Student Travel Scholarship

The NRRIG Graduate Student Travel Scholarship is intended to support graduate student participation at the RSS annual meetings. The recipient will be reimbursed for the student (member) registration cost for the RSS annual meeting ($125). There is a two-step process for submission: 1) Submit an abstract to present an oral presentation in the area of environmental or natural resources sociology at the annual meeting; 2) Submit a cover letter to the NRRIG chair by May 4 of the year of application. Cover letters will be reviewed based on need (i.e., does the student have alternative funding sources via his/her department or advisor), and importance of the meeting to the student’s career trajectory. Abstracts will be evaluated based on relevance, innovation, and/or potential contribution to the NRRIG. The winner will be selected by a committee of NRRIG members and notified by June 1 of the year of application. 

 

NRRIG Graduate Student Paper Award

The Natural Resources Research and Interest Group (NRRIG) of the Rural Sociological Society is soliciting submissions for a graduate student paper award in the area environmental or natural resources sociology. The paper should be related to the broad interests of the NRRIG. Current graduate students and recent graduates (who receive their degrees no earlier than May of the year of award) may apply. Coauthored papers are acceptable, including those co-authored with faculty. If co-authored, the applicant (a) must be the lead author of the manuscript, and (b) provide a statement detailing the relative contributions of each co-author. The recipient will receive a monetary prize of at least $100 (final amount TBD based on NRRIG budget) to defray the cost of attending the Annual Meetings of RSS. The recipient will also be recognized at the NRRIG business meeting.

There is a two-step process for submission: 1) Submit an abstract to present the paper at the 2018 meeting2) Send an electronic copy of the full paper with contact information to the NRRIG chair by May 4 of the year of application; and (3) if co-authored, provide a statement detailing the relative contributions of each co-author. The paper submission should not exceed 35 double-spaced pages (including all tables, graphs, and references) in a standard font (12 point). The winner will be selected by a committee of NRRIG members and notified by June 1 of the year of application. Papers will be evaluated using the following criteria: 1. Advancement of knowledge in the area environmental or natural resources sociology. 2. Significance of the topic for the NRRIG of the Rural Sociological Society. 3. Quality and implementation of the research, theory, and argument. 4. Analysis and interpretation of the findings. 5. Clarity and organization of the writing. 

 

PhD Course: "Rural Transformations in the 21st Century"

The objective of this interdisciplinary course is to critically analyze - empirically and conceptually - processes of transformation in rural areas as related to access to and governance of resources and how these are reshaping the lives of people living there.

The application deadline is 5 April, 2018.  An early application is highly recommended due to space constraints.

Time and place:   Aug. 8, 2018 9:00 AM -  Aug. 10, 2018, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Sognsveien 68

Oslo Academy of Global Governance and SUM Research School, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo are pleased to invite applications for the forthcoming doctoral course 'Rural Transformations in the 21st Century'.

New resource frontiers are constantly expanding in rural areas across the world, for example in the form of agricultural commercialization, extractive industries, agro-industrial plantations, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries (REDD+), tourism or nature conservation. While some areas become entangled in global capitalist circuits, others are abandoned, often with devastating consequences. In addition to the flow and ebb of capital, contemporary rural life is shaped by domestic and international migration, deagrarianization, state and non-state forms of governance, international trade as well as new forms of authoritarian populism.

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Rural Sociological Society Community, Family, and Health Research Interest Group Ronald Wimberley Student Paper Competition Submission Deadline: Friday, May 4th, 2018

The Community, Family, and Health Research Interest Group (RIG) is proud to announce the fifth annual Ronald Wimberley student paper competition designed to encourage and support graduate and undergraduate 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 Paper Competition: Papers submitted for the graduate student paper 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.

Undergraduate Paper Competition: Papers submitted for the undergraduate student paper competition will be similarly held to a high standard appropriate to the level of undergraduate scholarship. The length of the paper should range from 10-20 pages and should include a relevant literature review with complete references that is clearly and legibly written. Papers that include original analyses will be rated higher, but this is not a requirement for submission.

Instructions for Submission: To have a paper considered for review for either 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 Amanda McMillan Lequieu at ammcmillan@wisc.edu by May 4 th, 2018. 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 either “submission for graduate student paper competition” or “submission for undergraduate 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, 2018.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, May 4th, 2018

Honoraria: Graduate Paper ($250); Undergraduate Paper ($200): to be used to defray part of the cost of registering for and attending the 2018 RSS Annual Meeting

 

2018 Diversity Travel Award

The Rural Sociological Society (RSS) and the Committee on Diversity are pleased to announce that travel awards are available to support the attendance and participation of minority participants at the annual conference to be held in Portland, Oregon. These awards will be awarded on a competitive basis and are meant to assist participants in defraying costs associated with attending the RSS meeting.

We anticipate granting awards at the minimum amount of $500 per recipient or at a maximum amount of $750; however, the amount of funds and the number of awards may fluctuate depending on the number of applications and the need described therein.

Eligibility and Application Requirements

To be eligible for the award, an applicant must be:

  • An active participant of the meeting by presenting a paper, participating on a panel, or presenting a poster on research. We encourage applications from both academics and nonacademics.
In addition, for students:
  • A student pursuing a degree relevant to rural studies in an academic institution.
  • A student member of the Rural Sociological Society at the time of receiving the award.

To apply, an applicant must submit:

  • A completed Travel Award Application (see below)

Completed applications should be submitted via e-mail to Loka Ashwood (lla0008@auburn.edu) not later than Thursday, February 15, 2018, 11:59 pm (EST).

The Diversity Committee will make selections and announce decisions by March 31, 2018. No part of the application may be submitted by fax and only applications from individuals on their own behalf will be accepted.

For more information click here. (https://rss.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/Diversity%20Travel%20Award%20Application-2018.docx)

 
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