Peter K. New Student Prize Competition

The Peter K. New Student Prize Competition is available for student research papers in the social sciences. The winner of the Competition must be available to attend the 78th Annual Meeting of the Society in Philadelphia. Entries must be received by 30 November 2017.

Award Value
The first place winner of the Competition will receive a cash prize of $3,000. In addition, the winner will also receive a Baccarat crystal trophy. Second place will receive $1,500 and third $750. All winners will receive a sum of $350 to partially offset the cost of transportation and lodging at the annual meeting of the Society.

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Level and Area of Studies
Undergraduate and graduate degree in any field.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
The Competition is open to any person who was registered as a student at the graduate or undergraduate level in a college or university during the calendar year, 2017. An eligible student is one who does not have a previously earned doctoral degree. For example, a person with an M.D. degree who is registered as a student in a Ph.D. program is not eligible, and vice versa.

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Applicants’ Nationality
The U.S. citizens are invited to apply.

Application Instruction
To be eligible, the manuscript should report on research that in large measure has not been previously published. The competition will be limited to manuscripts that have a single author; multiple-authored papers will not be eligible. The research and the paper should use the social/behavioral sciences to address in an applied fashion an issue or question in the domain (broadly construed) of health care or human services.

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Submission Deadline
All submissions must be received in the Office of the Society by November 30, 2017.