Deadline: 1/31/19

The Teaching Social Problems Division announces its 2019 Outstanding Student Paper Competition.  Examples of paper topics include innovative teaching methods, service-learning courses, innovative uses of technology, and assessment of learning.  The winner will receive a plaque of recognition, one-year membership to SSSP, waived conference registration fee to attend the 2019 meeting, and an additional cash prize of $100.  The winner also receives an opportunity to present their winning paper at the 2019 SSSP meeting.

To be eligible, a paper must meet the following criteria: (1) the applicant must be a graduate student at the time of the 2019 SSSP annual meeting (or graduated in 2019); (2) the paper must not be co-authored with a faculty member or a colleague who is not a student; (3) the paper must have been completed between January 2017 and January 2019; (4) The paper may not have been submitted or accepted for publication (papers that have been presented at a professional meeting or that have been submitted for presentation at a professional meeting are eligible); (5) The paper must be 30 pages or less, including notes, references, and tables; (6) Please note that any paper submitted for consideration for the Paper Award must also be submitted to be presented at the 2019 meeting of the SSSP.  Double submission to other SSSP award competitions will disqualify the submission. 

Self-nominations are welcome and highly encouraged.  Please submit the paper electronically as a Word-compatible file, along with a letter of nomination, to the Outstanding Paper Competition Committee Chair: Lester H. Andrist at  .  The winner will be announced prior to the 2019 SSSP Annual Meeting in New York, NY.