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TIBS Launches a New Conference Paper Award

Tuesday, September 6, 2016   (0 Comments)
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TIBS Launches a New Conference Paper Award


The Felice Davidson Perlmutter Award for Expanding Theory, Issues, and Boundaries


The Theory, Issues, Boundaries Section (TIBS) is calling its membership to submit their 2016 ARNOVA conference papers for the inaugural Felice Davidson Perlmutter Award.  The Award recognizes the profound contribution that Felice gave to both TIBS and ARNOVA, with a special emphasis on the interplay between theory and practice.  Felice’s commitment to social justice and social change has been an important catalyst in the field of nonprofit and voluntary studies.


The Award will recognize current research that represents strong promise for contribution to our knowledge of theory, issues, and/or boundaries.  The following criteria are necessary for all submissions:


·      The submission must be accepted to the 2016 ARNOVA Conference;

·      At least one paper author must be a current TIBS member;

·      The submission has a broad focus on theory, issues, and/or boundaries important to our field;

·      The paper is inter-disciplinary, addressing an interesting, timely, and relevant topic;

·      The submission is a full and complete manuscript at the time of submission

Submissions are due by October 15 at Midnight, e-mailed to  The winner will be recognized at the 2016 ARNOVA Conference TIBS Meeting.


The award review committee consists of Eleanor Brilliant (, Wolfgang Bielefeld (, and Brent Never (  They will be happy to answer any questions that authors may have.

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