Charles Benton Early Career Scholar Award Applications – Digital Inclusion and Broadband Adoption

TPRC (Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy)

TPRC (the Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy) and the Benton Foundation announce the third year of the Charles Benton Early Career Scholar Award recognizing scholarship in the area of digital inclusion and broadband adoption.

This award is for early career scholars (those currently enrolled in a degree program or no more than five years from receipt of most recent degree). The winner of this special honor will be presented with a $1,500 cash prize at lunch during the TPRC47 conference and the TPRC Conference fee will be waived. The winner will be required to contribute a blog article based on the winning submission for publication on the Benton Foundation website.

Applicants are invited to submit any/all of the following for consideration: (1) an original empirically-based research paper pertaining to the area of digital inclusion and/or broadband adoption, (2) a policy proposal for digital inclusion and broadband adoption with a discussion of the justification, and/or (3) an essay on a topic dealing with digital inclusion and/or broadband adoption. Submissions must be less than 25 double-spaced, typewritten pages, inclusive of notes and bibliography and will not have been formally published in a peer review outlet prior to TPRC47.

The submission deadline is May, 31, 2019.

The full call, submission instructions, and FAQs are available on the website.

About the author

Library Technology Specialist, West Virginia University College of Law