Federation Research Prize

The Federation Prize promotes intellectual development and communication scholarship by awarding a cash prize of (up to) $3000 to a selected proposal authored by a CSCA member. If there are multiple submitters on a proposal, all authors must be CSCA members. Proposals are evaluated by a selection committee of scholars representing diverse interests in communication and methods of inquiry. The recipient is expected to provide a final report at the CSCA convention the year following the award presentation.

To be considered for the Federation Prize, applicants must submit a proposal. The proposal must include (1) a one-page title sheet with the applicant's name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, fax number, title of project, and a 200 word abstract; (2) a three-page description of the project, including objectives, methods, proposed timetable, qualifications of applicant, and a rationale describing why the project is worthy of CSCA funding; (3) a one-page budget, indicating the amount of money requested (up to $3000) and how the money will be spent (Note: Applicant salaries may not be listed as an expense); (4) a brief (i.e., two-page) curriculum vita of each applicant; and (5) names and contact information of three references familiar with the applicant's work.

The materials must be received by February 15, 2014. Please submit the materials via email to:

Please submit the materials via email to:

Dr. Kenneth A. Lachlan
Associate Professor and Chair
Communication Department, University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA, 02125
ken.lachlan@umb.edu

The recipient of the Federation Prize is recognized at the Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon and Business Meeting.

Past recipients are: