This award is named in honor of Dr. Donald Durnbaugh (J. Omar Good Distinguished Visiting Professor at Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, Carl W. Ziegler Professor of History and Religion at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA), former editor of Communal Societies and CSA board member, to encourage and recognize authors new to the field of communal studies.
Scholars early in their careers are encouraged to submit papers on any aspect of communal societies, past or present, for consideration for the Starting Scholar Award. Candidates need not have any organizational affiliation or academic connections; each paper will be judged on its own merit and its suitability for publication in the journal.
- To submit a paper, send an electronic copy with contact information no later than the nomination deadline.
June 1st of the award year.
- Undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline are eligible to submit papers. All papers submitted must be the original work of the author and must not have been published or be under consideration for publication
- Candidates need not have any organizational affiliation or academic connections; each paper will be judged on its own merit and its suitability for publication.
- The winning author will grant the editor of the Communal Societies the option of publishing the paper in the journal.
- Award recipients will receive a cash award and publication in the journal Communal Societies.
- Your paper should relate directly to the field of intentional community, be no more than 10,000 words and be in a style suitable for publication in our journal Communal Studies.
The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the Communal Studies Association. Recipients will be announced at the annual fall conference and will receive a certificate honoring their accomplishments.