For those who, you know, do the communal studies thing, these might be of interest.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Donald Durnbaugh Starting Scholar Award
of the Communal Studies Association
Deadline for Submissions: June 1, 2013
This award is named in honor of Dr. Donald Durnbaugh (J. Omar Good Distinguished Visiting Professor at Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, Carl W. Ziegler Professor of History and Religion at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA), former editor of Communal Societies and CSA board member, to encourage and recognize authors new to the field of communal studies.
Scholars of any age early in their careers are encouraged to submit papers on any aspect of intentional communities, past or present, for consideration for the Donald Durnbaugh Starting Scholar Award. Candidates need not have any organizational affiliation or academic connections; each paper will be judged on its own merit and its suitability for publication in the journal.
Procedures and Rules
Undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars early in their careers in any discipline are eligible to submit papers.
Candidates need not have any organizational affiliation or academic connections; each paper will be judged on its own merits and its suitability for publication.
All papers must be the original work of the author and cannot be under consideration for publication elsewhere during the review and decision process.
All papers must be double-spaced with one inch margins all around in a 12-point font with numbered pages and references. Full contact information must be included with the submission, including mailing address, email address, and phone number. Neither the name of the author nor any identifying information should be a part of the manuscript. Rather, the name of the author, full contact information, and the title of the paper should appear only on a title page at the front of the manuscript. This will be detached before the manuscript is submitted to the judges.
Only the winner will be notified. Please keep a copy of the paper you submit. No submissions will be returned.
The winner will receive a cash award and publication in the association journal, Communal Societies. The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the Communal Studies Association. Recipients will be announced at the annual fall conference and will receive a plaque honoring their accomplishments.
Those who do not win are encouraged to submit their papers separately to Communal Societies for publication consideration.
Submit papers to:
Susan Love Brown
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA
CENTER FOR COMMUNAL STUDIES
UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE PRIZES / RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANT
The Center for Communal Studies at the University of Southern Indiana annually invites submissions for its prize competition for the best undergraduate and graduate student papers on historic or contemporary communal groups, intentional communities, and utopias.
Undergraduate Paper or Thesis
Author of the best undergraduate paper or thesis will receive $250. Submission should be sent as an email attachment to email@example.com or mailed to Dr. Casey Harison, Director of the Center for Communal Studies, 8600 University Blvd., Evansville, IN 47712 USA. The deadline for submission is 1 March. The prize winner will be announced in April.
Graduate Paper or Thesis or Dissertation Chapter
Author of the best graduate paper or thesis or dissertation chapter will receive $500. Submission should be sent as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Dr. Casey Harison, Director of the Center for Communal Studies, 8600 University Blvd., Evansville, IN 47712 USA. The deadline for submission is 1 March. The prize winner will be announced in April.
RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANT
The Center for Communal Studies at the University of Southern Indiana annually invites applications for a Research Travel Grant to fund research at the Communal Studies Collection at USI’s David L. Rice Library. The Communal Studies Collection’s rich archival materials hold information on over 600 historic and contemporary communal societies, utopias, and intentional communities. A complete listing of communities can be found at http://www.usi.edu/library/
Strengths include materials on the Harmonists and Owenites who settled nearby New Harmony, Indiana, but the breadth of the collections covers American communalism more broadly. Applicants may be graduate students or established scholars in the United States or abroad from any discipline that involves the study of communalism (such as history, English, anthropology, economics, sociology, etc.).
Applications are due by 1 May. The grant will fund research up to $2,000 to be used by 30 June of the subsequent year. All applications must include a letter detailing the project and its significance to communal studies, a proposed budget, and a vita. Applications should be sent as an email attachment to email@example.com or mailed to Dr. Casey Harison, Director of the Center for Communal Studies, 8600 University Blvd., Evansville, IN 47712 USA. The winner of the Research Travel Grant will be announced by June.