ARNOVA has just announced its Paper Proposal Submission System is now open for its annual conference in Alexandria, VA. The conference provides an opportunity to discuss the “latest research on nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, voluntary action and civil society in all its diversity”. Participants are invited to submit proposals on a wide range of topics – there are some submission “tracks” but really the sky is the limit!
There are three proposal options:
“(1) Paper proposals are for the presentation of a single (stand alone) paper submitted by the author(s) of that paper. These papers will be grouped by the Conference Planning Committee into presentation sessions that include 3 or 4 papers per session.
(2) Panel proposals are for a session that involves 3 or 4 papers that are grouped together around a theme to form a complete, coherent session. These proposals are submitted by the panel organizer (who is usually also the author of one of the papers, or will serve as chair of that session).
(3) Colloquium proposals are for a session that involves up to 5 (but preferably 3 or 4) less formal presentations designed to create a conversation with the audience about an important topic, issue or body of research. Like panels, someone intending to present in, or serve as the chair of, that session is expected to submit the proposal. ”
ARNOVA provides some guidelines for each submission. For example, for the Paper proposals you will need to provide an abstract of the paper (max 100 words) and a narrative description (max 750 words before references) to be uploaded as an attachment.
Perhaps the most important thing is the deadline – proposals need to be submitted by March 21st 2010! (Update: Deadline now extended to 12 midnight PST March 27, 2010)