NYSSA STUDENT PAPER AWARD
We invite undergraduate and graduate students to submit their papers to be considered for the New York State Sociological Association (NYSSA) Student Paper Award, given in recognition of outstanding work by students.
Awards: Two awards are offered: one for the best paper by a graduate student (working toward a masters or doctorate) and one for the best paper by an undergraduate student. Each winner will receive a cash award of $175.
Deadline: Papers must be received by 11:45PM Tuesday, October 1st to be considered for the 2019 award.
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students who present their paper at the annual NYSSA meeting are eligible for the award.
Judging Criteria: Papers must concern a relevant sociological topic and may be conceptual and/or empirical. Entries will be evaluated on scholarly content, critical thinking, clarity of expression and overall professionalism (including style and format.)
Papers should be created using this WORD template:
(double click to open)
The template above contains a cover sheet, and has the correct formatting (12 point Times New Roman font with 1 inch margins and single spacing.) ASA formatting is required for citations. It is highly recommended a faculty member at your school review your paper first before submission.
While the length may vary, 2,000-5,000 words is typical.
After creating your paper using the template save it and email it to
Please use the formatting below for your filename and the subject of your email:
NYSSA2019_<firstname><lastname>_UG student paper.docx (for undergraduate submissions)
NYSSA2019_<firstname> <lastname>_GRAD student paper.docx (for graduate student submissions)
Questions? Contact NYSSA president Devparna Roy at