STUDENT TRAVEL FUNDS
FOR THE MEETING IN PORTLAND
The PSA Endowment Committee Announces 50 $125 Travel Grant Awards for Students Listed in the Program and Attending the Annual Meeting in Portland and 40 $30 Registration Fee Only Grants for Students Attending the Meeting and Not Listed in the Program.
$125 Travel Grants
The travel grant awards are open only to undergraduate and graduate students who are not employed full-time in an academic or non-academic institution. Students who are eligible must be listed as a presenter or co-presenter in a conference session in the PSA Preliminary Program for the annual meeting in Portland. The Preliminary Program will be published in the January 2014 Newsletter. Eligible students must also be members of the PSA in 2014 and must have paid pre-registration fees for the conference. Membership on a PSA committee does not count for eligibility. Students who apply for a $125 travel grant are not eligible to receive the $30 registration fee only grant.
Students who meet the eligibility requirements above should send their name and email address to the Endowment Committee at (email@example.com) and indicate they are applying for the travel grant. The deadline for submission is February 22nd. A random-numbers table will be used to assign a number to all eligible applicants. A random drawing will determine the recipients. Recipients of the travel grant awards will receive an email confirming they have been granted the award. All recipients must pick-up their $125 travel grant at the PSA Registration Table at the conference in Portland. Identification will be required.
$30 Registration Fee Only Grants
The registration fee only grants are open to any community college, undergraduate or graduate student who is attending the conference in Portlnd and who is not listed in the meeting program as a presenter. Eligible students do not need to be PSA members in 2014.
Students who meet the eligibility requirements above should send their name and email address to the Endowment Committee at (firstname.lastname@example.org) and indicate they are applying for the registration grant. The deadline for submission is March 10th. Recipients will receive an email confirming they have been given a registration only grant. They will be automatically registered for the Portland conference.
Dear Pacific Sociological Association Members,
On behalf of Dr. Constance Shehan, I am writing to invite you to contribute to an important new resource, The Encyclopedia of Family Studies, which will be published (in print and on-line) by Wiley-Blackwell in 2015. The five-volume project takes an international and interdisciplinary approach to the large and growing field of Family Studies. “The” family – or families – will be viewed from both an institutional and structural (i.e., macro) level as well as an interactional (i.e., micro) level. This project will be more than a compendium of knowledge about white, upper-middle class US families written by American scholars. Diversity across topics/issues, authors, and intended audiences will be reflected throughout the volumes. Scholars from around the world -- and across disciplines and stages of professional development -- are invited to participate.
Entries cover a wide spectrum of topics, some of which include:
- Anthropological Perspectives on Families
- Family Demography
- Family Theories
- Health, Illness, and Aging
- Marriage and Divorce
- Families Around the World
If you are interested in contributing to the encyclopedia, please contact Dr. Shehan or I and we will be happy to provide you with a full list of headwords for the encyclopedia. If you agree to write an entry, you will be contacted by a representative from Wiley-Blackwell, who will send you a contract and additional information about writing for an encyclopedia. The tentative deadline for submitting first drafts of entries is later this year (2013). Entries will be reviewed by the associate editors. Contributors will be notified of necessary changes in their entries within a month following submission.
We sincerely hope you will consider contributing to this project. It cannot succeed without the contributions of experts like you.
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