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SRSA 2020 Call for Papers

The 51st Annual Meeting of the Southern Rural Sociological Association (SRSA, February 1-3, 2020), will be held concurrently with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS, January 31-February 6, 2020) in Omni Hotel, 400 2nd Street, Louisville, Kentucky.

SRSA Awards

SRSA Awards for Teaching, Research, Extension, and Public Service

SRSA recognizes professionals in the association who have made significant contributions in Teaching, Research, Extension/Outreach, and Public Service. Nominations are currently being sought for the 2020 Awards. The awards for Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Research, and Excellence in Extension/Outreach are made to recognize SRSA members, while the award for Excellence in Public Service may be presented to a SRSA member or non-member.

To nominate an individual, please send a letter with the name of the individual being nominated, the proposed award category, qualifications of the nominee for the award, and other supporting documentation by e-mail to:

David Nii Tackie
204 Morrison-Mayberry Hall
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Tel: 334-727-8813
E-mail: dtackie@tuskegee.edu

The nomination letter should document the nominee's significant contributions as they apply to the appropriate award. The nominator should provide supporting documentation such as a current resume/vitae, publications, project description, and course syllabi, as applicable. In addition, the person making the nomination should seek at least one additional letter of support for the nominee.

A nominee shall have been an active member of SRSA for at least two previous years, except nominees in the category of public service, which is open to non-members. The nomination deadline is Saturday, November 30, 2019. 

Outstanding Student Paper Award

Please encourage your graduate and undergraduate students to submit their papers to the SRSA Outstanding Student Paper Award Competition. The author of the outstanding student paper will receive a framed certificate and a cash award not exceeding $200.

Papers will mainly be judged based on:

Advancement of knowledge;

Significance of the topic for rural sociology;

Quality and implementation of the research (if applicable);

Analysis and interpretation of the findings (if applicable);

Clarity and organization of the writing.

Requirements:

Papers can be co-authored with another student but cannot be co-authored with a faculty member;

Papers should follow the formatting style of the Journal of Rural Social Sciences;

Papers cannot exceed 25 pages (inclusive of title, abstract, body of the text, list of references, tables, and figures);

All pages must be double-spaced, with 12-point font and 1 inch margins on all sides;

Papers must not have been previously presented at a professional conference or published in a proceedings, book, or journal.

Submission procedures and deadlines:

By Friday, November 15, 2019, e-mail a letter of intent to submit a full paper to Dr. David Nii Tackie at dtackie@tuskegee.edu along with a copy of the abstract submitted to the Program Chair. When submitting the abstract and letter of intent, please include your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail. All submissions must be accompanied by a letter or e-mail from a faculty advisor or department chair certifying your student status.

By Wednesday, January 8, 2020, a completed paper should be e-mailed as an attachment to Dr. David Nii Tackie at dtackie@tuskegee.edu. The award recipient will be notified by Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Outstanding Professional Paper Award

The Awards Committee encourages professionals to submit their papers to the SRSA Outstanding Professional Paper Award Competition. The author of the outstanding professional paper will be recognized at the Annual Meeting during the Awards Luncheon, when he or she will be presented with an award plaque. As with the student papers, professional papers will mainly be judged on:

Advancement of knowledge;

Significance of the topic for rural sociology;

Quality and implementation of the research (if applicable);

Analysis and interpretation of the findings (if applicable);

Clarity and organization of the writing.

Requirements:

Papers can be co-authored with another faculty member and/or a student;

Papers should follow the formatting style of Journal of Rural Social Sciences;

Papers cannot exceed 25 pages (inclusive of title, abstract, body of the text, list of references, tables, and figures);

All pages must be double-spaced, with 12-point font and 1 inch margins on all sides;

Papers must not have been previously presented at a professional conference or published in a proceedings, book, or journal.

Submission Procedures and Deadlines:

E-mail a copy of the abstract submitted to the Program Chair and letter of intent to submit a full paper to Dr. David Nii Tackie at dtackie@tuskegee.edu. When submitting the abstract and letter of intent, please include your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. A completed paper should be e-mailed as an attachment to Dr. David Nii Tackie at dtackie@tuskegee.edu by Friday, January 17, 2020. The award recipient will be notified at the Annual Meeting. 

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Membership

If you would like to become a member of the Southern Rural Sociological Association, please download a membership application (.pdf). 

Any person with an interest in rural issues may become a member upon application and payment of dues.
Annual membership dues are $20. Dues include the SRSA newsletter and a reduction of submission fees
to the SRSA journal, Southern Rural Sociology. Because SRSA places a very high value on collegiality and interaction around timely issues, it is an ideal first and lasting affiliation for students.

The Consitution of the SRSA is available for download by clicking here.

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