Deadline: 1/15/22

The Family Division announces its 2022 Graduate Student Paper Competition. Papers should be of a professional quality and may relate to any aspect of the sociology of the family. Submitting authors must be enrolled as graduate students at the time of their submission. To be eligible, a paper may not be published, accepted, or under review for publication. All papers must be student authored; they can be jointly authored by one or more students, but may not be co-authored with a faculty member or non-student. Papers should be no more than 25 pages in length, including all notes, references, and tables. 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 Rin Ferraro at 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 15, 2022. The winner and any runners-up will be announced in Spring 2022. The first-place winner will receive a $150 cash stipend, a plaque of recognition, student membership, conference registration, and an opportunity to present her/his paper at the upcoming SSSP meetings in Los Angeles. 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 note that you may compete in only one SSSP division.