To apply to join one of the Track 1 session teams, you must submit a 300-500 word ‘Statement of Your Research Vision’. This statement will be shared with the chairs of the track you apply to (along with your CV). The TCR conference organizers and the track chairs are seeking bold and innovative research ideas rather than incremental insights. For example, novel boundary-spanning theories, major overlooked substantive questions, inventive cross-disciplinary methods, and pioneering implementation strategies are examples of bold and innovative thinking. Given that the goal of TCR is to use theoretically driven research to solve practical problems of well-being, preference is given to those ideas most likely to materially increase the well-being and common good of consumers, societies, environments, etc.
Please submit your ‘Statement of Your Research Vision’ to only one track. Include evidence of your sustained interest in at least one aspect of the focal track theme or a closely related well-being issue; such evidence can be recent publications, grants, practical experience, or any other support. Clearly, junior researchers would not be expected to have the same level of sustained experience as more senior researchers.
Doctoral students submitting their 300-500 word ‘Statement of Your Research Vision’ will be evaluated using different criteria. Doctoral candidates should ask their advisors to write a brief cover letter that confirms the student’s stage in the doctoral program (please submit this along with the statement of research vision in the submission system). Preference will be given to doctoral candidates who have demonstrated some sustained interest in the well-being issue for a specific track they are applying to, such as working on the issue in their thesis, presenting a relevant conference paper, or revealing appropriate work experience in the area.
Note: Unlike other conferences, where a team of authors submit a paper, applicants to this conference apply as a single individual. An individual who is accepted to the conference may not bring a colleague, assistant, or co-author. Each person is submitting a request to participate in the dialogical conversation and project—these are personal visions and evidence of personal commitment.