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

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

Past recipients are: