Jan Trost Award

2017 Recipient - Judith A. Myers-Walls, Purdue University

Purpose

This award is given in honor of Jan Trost, Uppsala University, Sweden, one of the founding members of NCFR's International Section and a past Section chair. The award recognizes Outstanding Contributions in International Family Studies. The Jan Trost Award honors an individual for their lifetime achievement in research, teaching and service to international families. The award recognizes and validates the importance of international family research and aims to further internationalize the culture and influence of the National Council on Family Relations

Award

The winner receives a $500 cash award and a plaque. Given annually the award is presented at the International Section Annual Meeting.

Criteria

The candidate's:

  • international scholarship should be family-focused;
  • record should provide evidence of international research, teaching, and service, such as courses taught, quality and impact of publications, and service to international family societies and organizations; and the
  • record should provide evidence of long-term and sustained commitment to international family research, teaching, and service.

Nominations may include, but are not limited to, candidates who are current members of NCFR's International Section. An ideal candidate has made a significant contribution to NCFR's International Section.

Membership in NCFR or the International Section is not required.

Nomination/application process

  • a nomination letter that emphasizes the candidate's contributions to international research, teaching and service;
  • two letters of support that speak to the candidate's long-term and sustained commitment to international family research, teaching and service; and
  • curriculum vitae.

Deadline

July 15: Application deadline. Submit the nomination materials to the International Section Past Chair.