Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
The Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) awards its Byron Hanke Fellowship to selected graduate students to implement research projects related to the development, management and governance of common interest communities and their community associations.
Applicants must be enrolled, at time of application and through the research period, in a graduate level program (masters, doctoral, legal) at an accredited higher education institution in the United States or Canada. Students from any relevant discipline may apply for the Hanke Fellowship, provided their research project relates to community associations and/or common interest communities.
Projects may focus on applied or theoretical research and must be done in conjunction with the fellow’s graduate studies. The application should clearly explain the purpose and anticipated outcomes of the project and show how it will expand or enhance existing theory, knowledge, or data collection and help to advance the Foundation’s mission.
Within the field of community associations and common-interest communities, Hanke Fellowship projects are accepted for the following topics:
- Financial Crisis: Community Associations in Lien Priority, Insolvency or Foreclosure
- How Community Associations respond to aging infrastructure and aging residents
- Evaluating the impact of short-term rentals on Community Associations
- Quantifying how Community Associations impact home values and resale activity
- How Community Associations manage risks related to technology use and data collection
- Trends in Community Association efforts to conserve resources and protect the environment
The Hanke Fellowship stipends range from $3,000-$5,000 over one year, or as determined by the Foundation. The Foundation Executive Committee maintains the right to determine the amount of the stipend.
For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.