Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is pleased to announce research paper competition for undergraduates and graduate students, and invite submissions from students and recent graduates at member institutions. The purpose of the competition is to highlight exemplary research papers based on quantitative analysis. The awards are $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place in each category and publication on the ICPSR Research Paper Competition Winners website and in a special edition of the ICPSR Bulletin for the first place winners.
For papers on any topic using data from the ICPSR General Archive or Thematic Collections. There are separate undergraduate and master’s prizes for this competition.
All entries must meet the following criteria:
The paper must be written in English and follow these requirements:
Papers must be submitted electronically along with the proper Entry/Publication Release Form for the entered competition. They must be sent to the correct email address, as indicated in this section. A complete entry includes the research paper and the appropriate Entry and Publication Release Form in the same, single email.
Note:The email must copy the faculty advisor or mentor listed on the application form and any coauthors listed on page 4 of the application form.
Please complete all information and save the files (entry form and the research paper) using the appropriate file-naming format from among the following:
Use the name of only the contest category (ICPSR Undergraduate, ICSPR Master’s) you are entering. Follow this naming format for the entry and paper file names, and the email subject line.
The content of the email also must include:
Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017.