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2010 Graduate Paper of Distinction submissions needed

2010 GRADUATE STUDENT “PAPER OF DISTINCTION” AWARD

The Mid-South Sociological Association – Baton Rouge, LA

The Mid-South Sociological Association invites the submission of student papers for the annual Graduate Student Paper Session and “Paper of Distinction” Award.  The award process is open to graduate students who are members, or become members, of the Mid-South Sociological Association.  Among the papers submitted, an award will be presented to any paper that is reviewed and evaluated as possessing a high level of originality and significant potential for contribution to the discipline.  If such a paper is so identified, the author(s) will be presented with a “Paper of Distinction” award at the MSSA Banquet.  The award will also include editorial review assistance from suitable persons so identified by the Vice President in coordination with the Editors of Sociological Spectrum.

Rules for the 2010 Award Process

Papers may be submitted by the graduate student or nominated by faculty, but in any case, each paper must be accompanied by a cover letter requesting consideration for the Graduate Student “Paper of Distinction” Award.  The letter must include the title of the paper, author(s) of the paper, the school affiliation, telephone number, and email address (if available) of the author(s).  The author’s name and title of the paper should be included on the title page only.  The title of the paper must be repeated at the top of the first page of the text.  Additionally:

  • The maximum length of an eligible paper shall be 25 double spaced pages of text, not counting abstract, reference, tables, and figures.
  • Papers may be co-authored with a maximum of three student authors, but no faculty.
  • Papers must not have been submitted for publication prior to submission for award consideration.

Papers should be submitted as a Word document by email to Dr. Tim Gongaware at gongawar.timo@uwlax.edu by June 30, 2010.  If you have any questions regarding the competition, please feel free to contact me at the email address above or by phone at (608)785-6772. 

To receive full recognition for participation, submission must meet deadlines and participants must present their papers to the 2010 Annual Meeting in Baton Rouge, LA.

Students are strongly encouraged to seek faculty advice prior to submission of papers.

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