Extended Deadline: 1/31/23

The Sociology and Social Welfare Division announces its 2023 Graduate Student Paper Competition. Paper topics can focus on various aspects of sociological, social welfare, and social work research. Qualitative and quantitative empirical analyses, applied research, and theoretical papers are welcome. To be eligible for submission, a paper must not be published nor accepted for publication. Papers must be student-authored; they may be authored by a single student or co-authored by more than one student but may not be co-authored by a faculty member or other non-student. Papers must not exceed 25 double-spaced pages (including all notes, references, and tables), and should include a brief abstract. To be eligible for the award, the author(s) must make a commitment to present the paper at a session during the 2023 SSSP Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. To be considered, submit:

  1. a copy of the manuscript,
  2. a cover letter specifying that the paper is to be considered in the Sociology and Social Welfare Graduate Student Paper Competition, and
  3. a short letter from each author’s advisor certifying the person’s status as a student and including some brief comments about the research.

All materials must be submitted electronically to the annual meeting Call for Papers on the SSSP conference website by January 31, 2023 and also sent to the Division Co-Chair, Greer Hamilton at Please note that students may only submit to one division. The winner will receive a $200 cash award, a one-year student membership to SSSP, conference registration fees, and a plaque of recognition at the conference awards ceremony.