Doctoral Summit 2017
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The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences would like to invite up to two students from each accredited Doctoral program to participate in the third ACJS Doctoral Summit during the 2017 annual meetings.  The conference will be held March 21st-March 25th, 2017, in Kansas City, MO. 

 

 

Application Materials and Submission Deadline:

Materials should be submitted in the following order as one pdf file to Deeanna Button at deeanna.button@stockton.edu by October 15. Please look for a confirmation of receipt within 48 business hours. 

·       ACJS pdf fillable application form

·        Cover letter

·        One letter of recommendation

·        Current curriculum vitae

·        Current transcript

 

 

Eligibility Conditions:

·        All applicants must have completed an M.A./M.S and at least one full year of the doctoral program.

o   Up to two students from each program will be selected to participate.

·        Students selected to participate in the Summit will be awarded a scholarship that includes the conference registration fee and lodging costs for three nights (Wednesday, March 22nd  to Friday, March 24th ).

·        Participants will share a room with another Summit candidate, and roommates will be matched on gender.

·        Students who successfully complete all of the requirements will receive a certificate of completion and official recognition as a Doctoral Fellow of ACJS by the Academy.

 


 

Participation Requirements and Expectations

1.      Participants must complete 7.5 hours of professional development training, plus an orientation and debriefing dinner.  The 7.5 hours of professional development training will be covered over six separate workshop sessions.  Four of these sessions are required, the remaining two will be elective sessions of their choice. Students who fail to complete all 7.5 hours of professional development, and/or attend other required events, will not receive a certificate of completion.

·        Required sessions (4)

o   Addressing Race and Ethnicity in Academia

o   Addressing Gender in Academia

o   Strategies for Work-Life Balance

o   One of the following research-based workshops:

§  Building your Research Portfolio

§  Introduction to Grant/Contract Proposals

§  An Introduction to the NIJ Fellowship Opportunities

·        Elective sessions (2)

o   Surviving the Dissertation and Comps

o   Preparing for the Job Market

o   Tips for Managing the Classroom

o   Incorporating Experiential Learning in the Classroom

·        Additional required events (2)

o   Orientation

o   Debriefing dinner

2.      Additional expectations for attendance:

·        A student may only miss a mandatory session because s/he is presenting research at another scheduled panel, and s/he is the first-author of that paper.  The student must then make up that mandatory session by attending an additional, optional session.

·        Students must notify the Summit organizers prior to arrival of any/all scheduling conflicts by February 1st.  

·        Students who have more than one scheduling conflict with the mandatory Summit events will be excluded from participating; their scholarship will be rescinded and offered to another student.

 

 

Please contact Deeanna Button at deeanna.button@stockton.edu with any questions.