SSSP graduate student paper competition

Deadline: January 31, 2017 (apologies for the late announcement)


The Community Research and Development Division announces its 2017 Graduate Student Paper Competition.

Paper topics can focus on various aspects of the community, including its capacity, development, renewal, and its

relationship with other social issues or problems. 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 To be eligible for submission, a paper must not be published nor accepted for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 2017 SSSP Annual

Meeting in Montreal. To be considered, submit (a) a copy of the manuscript, (b) a cover letter specifying that the paper

is to be considered in the Community Research and Development Division Graduate Student Paper Competition, and

(c) a 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, 2017 and also sent to the Committee Chair, Dr. Meghan Ashlin Rich at . Please note that students may only submit to one division. The winner will receive a

$100 cash award, a one-year membership to SSSP, conference registration fees, and a plaque of recognition at the

conference awards ceremony.