Sociology of Education Research Cluster- Best Student Paper Award

The Sociology of Education Research Cluster is now accepting submissions for our Best Student Paper Award. The paper must address themes broadly related to the theme of education and inequality, and may be empirical and/or theoretical in focus. One recipient will be selected from among all papers submitted. The recipient will receive a $100 cash award!

Eligibility Criteria:

Primary Author of Nominated Paper

  • Canadian Sociological Association membership in good standing
  • MA Student OR PhD Student

Authorship of Nominated Paper

  • Sole authored OR Co-authored with another student (undergraduate, MA, or PhD) (note: you would share the reward with your co-author, in this case)

Conference Presentation of Nominated Paper

  • Presentation in a Canadian Sociological Association Conference hosted session
  • Paper presented in a session affiliated with the Sociology of Education research cluster

Nominated Paper Status

  • Unpublished and not yet approved for publication

Nominated Paper Format

  • Maximum 10,000 words or 40 pages
  • Submissions will be accepted in either English or French

Submission Instructions:

  • We will accept submissions by nominators or by self-nomination until the deadline of March 30, 2022.
  • Email a copy of the paper (in PDF) format along with the information below to
  • Please include:
    • Primary author name, email address, affiliation (academic institution), and student level (Undergraduate, MA, PhD)
    • If applicable: Co-author name(s), affiliation(s), and student level(s)
    • Canadian Sociological Association Conference session in which the paper is being presented
    • The author(s) are welcome to self-identify as a member of an equity deserving community