2021 Future Scholar Program

Thank you for your interest in The Academy of Leisure Sciences (TALS) Future Scholars Program sponsored by the TALS. This packet includes information that you will need to complete your application.    

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 $100 to cover registration and other expenses. Future Scholars are expected to register for The Academy of Leisure Sciences Annual Conference on Research and Teaching at the student rate.        

The 2021 conference will be virtual, February 4-19 (https://web.cvent.com/event/d8bb9f75-6222-424c-a86b-0e92cd78fbd0/summary). During 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 the application package HERE.

Please register for the conference at https://web.cvent.com/event/d8bb9f75-6222-424c-a86b-0e92cd78fbd0/summary

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Sonja Wilhelm Stanis (SonjaWS@missouri.edu) as an email attachment in .PDF format) by midnight January 11, 2021.

Best wishes and thank you for your interest in the Future Scholars program!