February 6-9, 2018
University of Florida
College of Journalism and Communications

Join a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners and funders eager for research and insights that can inform their work on social challenges.

frank (scholar) is a novel academic conference that brings together scholars producing theoretically driven or empirical social scientific research that can be used to create lasting social change. Scholars interested in behavioral, institutional, and cultural change will present their work to academic peers as well as practitioners. Woven into the fabric of the annual frank gathering, frank scholar 2018 provides a unique opportunity to share research with academic colleagues as well as influential practitioners and foundations dedicated to creating positive social change.

1. Download Abstract Template   2. Submission Guidelines   3. Submit Paper Here


  • October 4, 2017: Abstract submission due
  • November 17, 2017: Acceptance notification (sent via email)
  • December 15, 2017: Paper competition consideration (accepted, full papers only)
  • January 13, 2018: All copies of papers/presentation due

Top papers will be given expedited review by the Journal of Public Interest Communications. Questions? Email

Have you heard about our annual $10,000 research prize? You can submit your works to be eligible for our annual cash prize.