Student Paper Competitions Help Pay for Conference Travel

The winners of student paper competitions earn travel awards to ASA-sponsored conferences. The following general policies and procedures apply to all ASA section competitions (see individual sections for further instructions):

Sections must receive all materials by December 15. (Some sections have earlier deadlines, so check each section’s website for dates.)

  • Winners will be notified by January 15.
  • JSM best paper competition winners must submit abstracts and register for JSM through the official JSM abstract submission system by the deadline.
  • Students may submit papers to no more than two sections and may accept only one section’s award. Students must inform both sections applied to when he or she wins and accepts an award, thereby removing themselves from the award competition for the second section.
  • Students planning to participate in section competitions must adhere to the eligibility, paper format, submission process, and other requirements of the sections to which they are applying.

View the list of sections offering awards and detailed instructions and deadlines.