Program Vice President:

Joanne Roberts, Ph.D.

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Proposal Submission

Deadline:  Extended and currently accepting professional and student submissions

Please note that the TxCFR 2022 Annual Conference and the Student Poster Competition will be held face-to-face at the SpringHill Suites Dallas Plano/Frisco. 

All proposals will be peer-reviewed in a blind review process to determine acceptance. If accepted to present, any author that is presenting must register for the TxCFR Annual Conference. Before you begin completing your submission form, please have your short abstract and your long abstract (in PDF file format) ready for submission. If you have multiple proposals to submit, please submit each one separately.

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Janis Henderson, Ph.D.

Conference Co-Chair

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Rachel Jumper, Ph.D.

Conference Co-Chair

Please do NOT use a phone, mobile device, or tablet to complete this proposal. Please use a computer


Consistent with the standards outlined by the National Council on Family Relations, TxCFR proposals must 1) describe work that has progressed sufficiently to allow the presenter to prepare a polished presentation in time for the conference, 2) utilize a method of research or practice that is appropriate and rigorous, 3) be clearly written and logically organized, 4) demonstrate a strong connection to research, theory, policy, and/or practice, and 5) include 3 measurable objectives. Please see the sample objectives created by the National Council on Family Relations below for guidance.


Sample Objectives

  • To evaluate the effectiveness of the [insert title here] family program.

  • To analyze the [insert family policy here] from a family perspective.

  • To demonstrate return on investments families provide in health care.


Note that these are only examples. Your objectives do not need to include this specific wording.

Proposal Requirements

Before submitting your proposal, be sure you are prepared to include the following elements:

  1. Proposal title

  2. Author(s) and credentials

  3. Preferred presentation format

  4. Proposal focus

  5. Short abstract:  Include the title and the 100-word synopsis of your proposal. Do NOT list the authors.​​​​

  6. FOR GENERAL CONFERENCE PROPOSALS Long proposals:  Do NOT list the authors.

    1. Title​

    2. Objectives:  See sample objectives above.

    3. Summary of presentation (500 - 1000 words):  Generally, the following components should be included:

    4. Aims/Goals

    5. Method of Research, Practice, or Policy​

    6. Analysis and Preliminary Results/Conclusions

    7. Implications for Policy/Research/Practice

    8. References (1-page, maximum)

    9. (Optional):  Maximum of 2 pages of figures/tables

  7. FOR STUDENT COMPETITION Long proposals:  Do NOT list the authors.

    1. Title​

    2. Objectives/highlights:  3 things attendees should know about your poster  

    3. Description of research or content (300 - 500 words) with clear connection to research, theory, policy, or practice​​

Review and Notification of Acceptance

​A submission indicates agreement that at least one author will attend the conference and present if the submitted proposal is accepted. Please note that any author or co-author who attends the conference must register and pay the appropriate registration fee. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Decision notifications will be sent via email to the primary author by January 31st.