2019 NCFR Conference Call for Proposals

The March 4 deadline to submit proposals for the 2019 NCFR Annual Conference has passed. The submission system is closed. The call for proposals and details about submitting are still available below.

The Call for Proposals

Please download and read through the full call for proposals below for details on conference presentation formats, criteria, topics, and more.

2019 NCFR Conference Call for Proposals (PDF)

Please note: if you submitted a proposal to NCFR 2018, your email login is already in the submission database. You can reset your password if you have forgotten it.  

Two submission opportunities have separate submission systems/processes. Please see the following links:

The Submission Process

NCFR conference proposals are due March 4, 2019 — 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

NCFR invites family scholars and practitioners from across all disciplines and career levels to submit proposals for papers, posters, symposia, lightning papers, and more. Proposals do not necessarily need to be part of a symposium. Please read through our detailed written instructions for a thorough understanding of the submission process. 

The video below also provides an overview of the process. While you watch the video, have the written instructions available to answer any questions you might have.

Instructions for Submitting a Proposal (PDF)



Proposal Mentoring Program

NCFR offers a conference proposal mentoring program. We have assembled a cadre of experienced presenters who are willing to volunteer their time to help you with your proposal. To participate, email a draft proposal to Cindy Winter before Feb. 15, 2019. We will match you with a supportive mentor who will give you feedback before you submit your proposal online.


Additional Resources


Sample Presentation Topics

The 2019 conference theme allows for a wide variety of topics, debates, and policy analyses, including these examples:

  • The current state of strength-based empirical research on family relations
  • The intersection of social class, gender, ethnicity, and race and family sustainability
  • The use of technology in maintaining and disrupting family relations
  • The impact of human-made and natural disasters on family relations
  • The effects of immigration and migration issues on transnational and transregional families
  • The multiple ways of incorporating family diversity and complexity into qualitative and quantitative research
  • The experiences of military families in sustaining relationships
  • The impact of death and violence in the reconfiguration of relationships
  • The implication of policies focusing on family separation and reunification in sustaining family relationships
  • The reconfiguration and strengthening of family relations during and after divorce
  • The connection of popular movements, such as #MeToo, on policy development and implementation
  • The cultural variation in human development across the lifespan
  • The marriage, cohabitation, and parenthood attitudes and practices of Millennials
  • The impact of disAbilities on family relationships among siblings and parents


2019 Theory Construction and Research Methodology (TCRM) Workshop

Scholars are invited to submit theoretical or methodological proposals that would be of interest to both basic and applied researchers for the Theory Construction and Research Methodology (TCRM) Workshop, held immediately preceding the 2019 NCFR Annual Conference, on Nov. 19-20, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas.

The deadline for TCRM submissions is March 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PST. Please note this is a different submission process than proposals for the NCFR Conference. Learn more and submit a proposal.