2020 TALS Future Scholars Program

2020 TALS Future Scholars Program 

(Please see the application packet HERE

The purpose of the Future Scholars Program is to provide master’s degree students who are interested (in the next few years) in pursuing a doctorate in an area related to recreation and leisure studies the opportunity to meet some of the outstanding researchers and scholars in the field. Selected applicants will attend The Academy of Leisure Sciences Annual Conference on Research and Teaching as guests of the TALS. The Future Scholars will receive $1,000 to cover transportation, lodging, and meal expenses. Future Scholars are expected to register for The Academy of Leisure Sciences Annual Conference on Research and Teaching at the student rate.     

The 2020 conference will be held in February in Urbana-Champaign, IL at the University of Illinois. At the conference, Future Scholars will be paired with a mentor and have an opportunity to interact with scholars in the field. In addition, Future Scholars will attend meetings hosted by The Academy of Leisure Sciences and are encouraged to attend sessions. This will be an excellent opportunity for Future Scholars to ask questions about the field and inquire about doctoral program opportunities.

This application packet includes:

  • Eligibility criteria
  • Selection criteria
  • Application instructions
  • An application form
  • A note for faculty sponsors

Please download 2020 TALS Future Scholars Application Packet HERE.

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Kindal Shores (shoresk@ecu.edu) as an email attachment in .PDF format) by midnight September 30, 2019.