STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION
The Family Division announces its annual Graduate Student Paper Competition. Papers submitted to the Family Division Student Paper Competition should be of professional quality and may cover a broad range of topics regarding family.
The winner and any runners-up will be announced in Spring 2024.
The first-place winner will receive:
- a $150 cash stipend,
- a plaque of recognition,
- student membership,
- conference registration, and
- an opportunity to present their paper at the upcoming SSSP meetings in Montréal, Canada.
The runner-up will receive:
- a $50 cash stipend, and
- a plaque of recognition.
- All authors are a graduate student at the time of submission to the graduate student paper competition; therefore, the paper must be student authored or student co-authored. The paper may not be co-authored with a faculty member or other non-student author.
- The paper is not published, accepted, or under review for publication at the time of submission to the competition.
- The paper has not been submitted to another SSSP division student paper competition. As per SSSP rules, you may only submit your paper to one division student paper competition.
- Papers should be no more than 30 pages in length, including all notes, references, and tables. Submissions should use 12-point font, one-inch margins, and double spacing.
- In addition, authors are required to submit their papers through the annual meeting Call for Papers online system. Submissions must be received no later than midnight on January 31, 2024.
Please e-mail papers and a cover letter specifying that the paper is to be considered for the Family Division Graduate Student Paper Competition to the Division Co-Chair Tia Dickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information in the body of your e-mail. Also indicate that your paper is being submitted for the Family Division Graduate Student Paper Competition in the subject line of your e-mail. Please send Microsoft Word or PDF files only. The submission deadline is January 31, 2024, but early submissions are welcome and encouraged.