Current Research Award

Presented to a CDS member in recognition of a current research project(s) or product that represents an important contribution to the field of community development and reflects the Principles of Good Practice as adopted by the Society.


  • Must be a current member of CDS. If the award is made to a team, at least one member of the team must be a current member of CDS
  • Overview and description of research output or product and why it is meaningful to community development practice
  • Demonstrates a sound research methodology used in the research output
  • Research must adhere to the CDS’s Principles of Good Practice

Past Recipients:

  • 2017 Ben Winchester
  • 2015 University of Minnesota Extension Community Economics Team
  • 2014 Mirle Rabinowitz Bussell, Maria Marinez-Cosio
  • 2013 Ted Jackson
  • 2012 David Ivan
  • 2012 Stephen Jeanetta
  • 2011 Mark Brennan