Ford School hosts NFBPA research poster contest, invites all students to participate

January 24, 2022

In partnership with the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy is proud to host the FORUM 2022 research poster contest, which recognizes and awards research conducted by students at undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate levels. Students are invited to submit poster abstracts by February 17. 

First, second, and third place will be acknowledged and awarded $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000, respectively. 

This year’s research poster contest asks the question, “How do police officers regain the public’s confidence through embracing advances that rebuild and strengthen public value?” The competition invites students to investigate the theory and practice of law enforcement advances that endeavor to change the narrative of policing, focusing on communities of color. 

The contest will take place on March 31 in Grand Rapids, MI, during the National Forum for Black Public Administrators FORUM 2022 conference. The conference invites administrators, students, and sponsors to discover advancements in technology and innovation that shape local government.

Poster abstracts should include the following in under 500 words:

  • Research question or problem statement
  • Theory and hypothesis
  • Research methods
  • Findings
  • Research implications

To participate, you must be enrolled at a traditional four-year college or university with at least one academic semester remaining after April 2022, and you must have completed your research when you were a student. Research that incorporates the effort of a professor or a professional researcher (e.g., think tanks) is prohibited. 

The deadline to submit a poster abstract is February 17, 2022. Send admissions to [email protected] or through mail to NFBPA, Poster Contest, 455 Massachusetts Avenue NW# 363, Washington, DC 20001. 

To learn more about the poster contest and FORUM 2022, click here.