Developing a Social Capital Research Project
May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0Free
Professor Chris Holtkamp
Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning at the University of Wisconsin River Falls
About the presenter:
Chris Holtkamp, PhD, AICP is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning at the University of Wisconsin River Falls. He teaches courses focused on urban planning and community development. Prior to earning his PhD in 2018 and becoming a professor, he was a practicing urban planner working primarily in rural communities across Central Texas. His research focuses on the relationship between social capital and economic conditions, with a goal of developing practices and policies that can leverage social capital to foster more sustainable economic vitality.
One of the challenges of social capital research is in finding support and funding for potential projects. Grant providers often want specific metrics and results that can be difficult to obtain in social capital research. I will present the process I am using to develop a grant application to support research into the relationship between dairy herd size, social capital, and economic conditions in Wisconsin. I will discuss the purpose of the research, the process of developing my proposal, and some of the challenges associated with the proposal process. Additionally, I will cover how I intend to measure social capital. For new researchers, this conversation will offer insight into the process of developing a research agenda, putting together grant applications, and ensuring the proposal is ready for review and critique.
About Our Webinar Series
This event is part of our regular webinar sessions for social capital researchers including PhD/master students. These sessions include invited presentations from prominent scholars as well as presentations by PhD students and experts in professional practice.
For social capital researchers, these sessions are an opportunity to hear about the latest social capital research and insights from scholars working on the concept. They can be a great way to connect with people, to get advice, discuss ideas or issues, get suggestions for literature to read, or you can just listen.
Are you researching social capital and want to present your research? Click here for more information and to submit a proposal.
Generally, presentations can be 20 to 30 mins. The content of your presentation will depend on your research stage.