2022 Best Student Paper Award

The Social Policy and Social Equity Research Cluster is now accepting submissions for our Best Student Paper Award. The Award is conferred annually to recognize the excellence in a paper presented at the CSA Conference, whose primary author is a student. The purpose of this award is to promote high-quality research in the areas of Social Policy and Social Equity among emerging scholars.

The nominated paper must address themes broadly related to the subject areas of Social Policy and Social Equity, and it may be empirical and/or theoretical in focus. One recipient will be selected from among all papers submitted.

Eligibility Criteria:

Primary Author of Nominated Paper should be currently:

  • A member of the Canadian Sociological Association
  • A member of Social Policy and Social Equity Research Cluster
  • A Student at any level (undergraduate, MA, or PhD)

Authorship of Nominated Paper:

  • Sole-authored OR Co-authored

Conference Presentation of Nominated Paper:

  • Paper submitted and accepted for presentation in a session affiliated with the Social Policy and Social Equity research cluster, Canadian Sociological Association Conference

Nominated Paper Status:

  • Unpublished and not yet approved for publication

Nominated Paper Format:

  • Maximum 10,000 words or 40 pages (including references)
  • Language: English or French

Submission Instructions:

We will accept submissions by nominators or by self-nomination. Nominators must submit their nomination letters on the letterhead of their home institution. The letter should highlight the strengths of the paper in terms of its contribution to the area of Social Policy and Social Equity studies in Canada or globally.

Please email a copy of the paper (in PDF format), along with the information below to Dr. Weizhen Dong before the deadline March 30, 2022

  1. Primary author name, email address, affiliation (academic institution), and study programme level (Undergraduate, MA, PhD)
  2. Co-author name(s), affiliation(s), and study programme level(s) if student(s)
  3. Canadian Sociological Association Conference session in which the paper is submitted for presentation
  4. The author(s) are welcome to self-identify as member(s) of an equity-seeking group
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