Call for applications: Charles Benton Early Career Scholar Award

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TPRC and the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society announce the fourth year of the Charles Benton Early Career Scholar Award recognizing scholarship in the area of digital inclusion and broadband adoption. Early Career scholars (those currently enrolled in a degree program or no more than five years from receipt of most recent degree) are invited to submit as per the guidelines below. The winner of this special honor will be presented with a $1,500 cash prize at lunch during the TPRC 2022 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 Institute website. A runner-up may be named but does not receive a Conference fee waiver and is not obligated to do a blog. 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 TPRC 2022. Submissions must be received by May 27. The recipient will be chosen by a TPRC Board Committee. The winner will be informed by July 18 and the winner will be required to attend the conference and agree to work with Benton Institute’s Executive Editor, Kevin Taglang, to produce the blog article for benton.org by December 31, 2022. For questions concerning this Award, please contact Prof. Robin Mansell at [email protected]