Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards

The Divisions are pleased to announce the 2024 Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards. In order to be considered for any of the Student Paper Competitions, applicants are required to submit their papers through the Annual Meeting Call for Papers prior to the January 31, 2024 submission deadline. This ensures that winning papers are both designated and included in the program.

Note: Students may only submit to one division and each division has its own deadline and submission process. Papers are not eligible for presentation or division competitions or awards/scholarships/fellowships if they have been published or accepted for publication before being submitted for consideration. Papers are not eligible if they have been presented previously at SSSP or presented or accepted for presentation at other professional meetings, unless they have been revised substantially with new data, findings, or theoretical contributions.

Community Research and Development 
Conflict, Social Action, and Change
Crime and Juvenile Delinquency
Critical Race and Ethnic Study
Drinking and Drugs
Educational Problems
Environment and Technology
Health, Health Policy, and Health Services

Institutional Ethnography  
Labor Studies
Law and Society
Poverty, Class, and Inequality
Sexual Behavior, Politics, and Communities
Social Problems Theory
Society and Mental Health
Sociology and Social Welfare 
Sport, Leisure, and the Body
Teaching Social Problems     
Youth, Aging, and the Life Course