JPER Writing Workshop for Early Career Planning Scholars
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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

July 17-19, 2019

The Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER) and it editors will host the annual JPER Writing Workshop for New Scholars on July 17-19, 2019, at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey. We seek to improve written scholarship among new faculty of planning and related academic programs. The workshop is intended for untenured assistant professors, recent Ph.D. recipients, or candidates graduating in spring of 2019 in urban planning, urban studies, and similar fields.

The program will include whole-group sessions on writing and publication, with intensive small-group work on participants' own manuscripts. Selected participants must submit an article-length paper, about 25-30 double-spaced pages, by May 20, 2019. The paper will go through a mock peer review process by three referees. The reviews and feedback from faculty and other participants will help form the basis for small-group discussions during the workshop. Please direct questions on the workshop program and paper requirement to Karen Lowrie, Managing Editor (

Submission Window Is Closed

Please submit to electronically in Word or PDF, labeled with "Last Name-JPER-2019" the documents listed below.

Please combine the four documents below into one file for submission.

  1. Cover letter on research interests and scholarly goals
  2. Application Form (PDF)
  3. Current curriculum vitae
  4. A recommendation letter from a department chair or dissertation advisor

Notifications were sent to successful applicants in April.

There is no registration fee for participants. Participants are responsible for travel to/from New Brunswick, NJ. ACSP/JPER provides two nights of overnight accommodations (double-occupancy) at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ (http://newbrunswick., breakfasts and lunches, and an evening social event. There is a single-room supplement fee for participants who wish to have a single room.



The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.


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