Deadline: 1/31/20

The Drinking and Drugs Division invites graduate students to apply for the 2020 Bruce D. Johnson Student Paper Award. The First Place Winner will receive a $100 stipend, a plaque of recognition, student membership, conference registration, and be recognized at the 2020 meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Papers under consideration must present original research (empirical and/or theoretical) related to drinking and/or drugs. To be eligible, entrants must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program and have not yet received a Ph.D., J.D., or M.D. degree at the time of submission. Applicants must have had sole / primary responsibility for preparation of the paper. Self-nominations are permitted. The paper should be no longer than 30 pages. The division reserves the right to identify additional prizes or to not award a first-place winner at its discretion. Applicants should send an electronic copy of the paper (that does not indicate their name) and a cover letter identifying the title of the paper, the author’s contact information, and the matriculated graduate program where the applicant is a student by 1/31/20 to Dr. Aukje Lamonica, Southern Connecticut State University ( Please note that in order to be considered for an award, applicants are also required to submit their papers through the annual meeting Call for Papers. This will ensure that winning papers are both designated and included in the program. Please be aware that a paper submission may only be made to one division.