Deadline: 1/31/24

The Disability Division is pleased to announce its 2024 Graduate Student Paper Competition. Papers may be empirical or theoretical, may concern any social aspect of disability, and should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages. Current and recent graduate students (who received their degrees after May 2022) may submit a paper if it was written while still a student. Co-authored papers are acceptable if all listed authors are current graduate students. Double submission to other SSSP award competitions will be disqualified. Applicants must submit their papers through the annual meeting Call for Papers process as a condition for consideration for the award, and the award recipient will be required to present the winning paper at a Disability Division-sponsored session at the 2024 SSSP Annual Meeting. The recipient will receive a monetary prize of $150, a one-year student membership in SSSP, SSSP 2024 conference registration, a plaque, and recognition at the conference awards ceremony. Please send an electronic copy of your paper (in Word format) and a cover letter identifying your graduate program to: Ben Sher (