Student Paper Competitions

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit papers for consideration for one of the student paper competitions described below. The winner of each competition will receive a cash prize, and will be recognized at the conference.

Best Undergraduate Student Paper Competition: Lower Division

This competition is for papers written for a lower-level (freshman/sophomore) undergraduate sociology course, or an academic paper on a sociological topic written by a freshman or sophomore.

Best Undergraduate Student Paper Competition: Upper Division

This competition is for papers written for an upper-level (junior/senior) undergraduate sociology course, or an academic paper on a sociological topic written by a junior or senior.

Best Graduate Student Paper Competition

This competition is for papers written by graduate students for a graduate sociology course, or an academic paper on a sociological topic written by a graduate student.

All submissions for student paper competitions must be single-authored papers. Dissertations, theses, and papers accepted for publication are not accepted for these competitions.

For more information on student paper competitions and for submission instructions, click on the "Call for Papers" link below.