Deadline: 1/31/24

The Sociology and Social Welfare Division (SSW) announces its 2024 Graduate Student Paper Competition. Paper topics can focus on various aspects of sociological, social welfare or social work research. Quantitative and qualitative analyses, applied research, and theoretical papers are all acceptable. There are several requirements for a paper to be eligible for submission. First is that the paper may not already be published or accepted for publication. Second is that the paper must be student-authored. This means the paper may be authored by either one student or co-authored by multiple students but cannot be co-authored by a faculty member or non-student. Third, papers may not exceed 25 double-spaced pages (including all notes, references, tables, and graphs) and must include a brief abstract. Fourth, students may only submit their paper to one Division. If selected for the award, the author(s) must commit to present the paper at a session at the 2024 SSSP Annual Meeting in Montréal and will receive: a $200 cash award; a one-year SSSP student membership; waiver of 2024 Conference registration fees; and a recognition plaque.

To be considered for the award please submit the following: (a) a copy of the paper; (b) a cover letter specifying that the paper is being submitted for consideration in the 2024 Sociology and Social Welfare Division Graduate Student Paper Competition; and (c) a short letter from each author’s adviser certifying the author status as a student and including some brief comments about their author’s research. All materials must be submitted electronically by January 31, 2024, to: (1) the annual meeting Call for Papers online system and (2) SSW Division Co-chair Dr. William Cabin at