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Call for Submissions: American Society of Human Genetics 9th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) invites you to participate in the 9th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest! The contest is open to students in grades 9-12.
The contest aims to challenge students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay question. Essays are read and evaluated by several independent judges through three rounds of scoring.
1st Place Winner: $1,000 + $1,000 genetics materials grant for teacher
2nd Place Winner: $600 + $600 genetics materials grant for teacher
3rd Place Winner: $400 + $400 genetics materials grant for teacher
Honorable Mention: 10 prizes of $100 each.
Complex traits, such as blood pressure, height, cardiovascular disease, or autism, are the combined result of multiple genes and the environment. For ONE complex human trait of your choosing, identify and explain the contributions of at least one genetic factor AND one environmental factor. How does this interplay lead to a phenotype? Keep in mind that the environment may include nutrition, psychological elements, and other non-genetic factors. If the molecular or biological basis of the interaction between the genetic and environmental factors is known, be sure to discuss it. If not, discuss the gaps in our knowledge of how those factors influence your chosen trait.
Essays are due at 5:00 pm EST, March 14, 2014.
Essay Contest Rules
1. Essays will be accepted from high school students (grades 9-12) in the US and internationally. A teacher or administrator must submit the essay and authenticate that the submission is the original work of the student. Parents may submit the essays of home-schooled students only. Only one entry may be submitted for each student.
2. All essays must be written in English and are limited to 750 words, including in-text citations. Essay titles are optional and will be counted towards the word limit. Reference lists do not count toward the 750 word limit.
3. Each teacher may only submit six student essays per class, for up to three classes.
4. Essays must be submitted electronically through the ASHG submission site no later than 5:00 pm EST on March 14, 2014. Essays mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Society will NOT be accepted. Once submitted, essays cannot be changed or revised.
5. The text of student essays must be original prose unless quotations are explicitly noted. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Essays found to contain the uncited work of others will be disqualified, and the student’s teacher will be notified.
6. Essays must include at least one reference. References must be clearly documented with both in-text citations and in the references list (the reference list should be separately entered into the “References” section of the submission page). Students may use either APA or MLA style for citing references. There is no restriction on how many references students may use. Quality of references will be considered by judges when scoring. General references such as Wikipedia are considered low-quality, whereas primary literature from research journals (see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/) is considered high-quality.
7. Only classroom teachers are eligible for the equipment grant. Teachers of first-place winners from 2011, 2012, and 2013 are not eligible for equipment grants in 2014.
Please note that text from essays may be used for research purposes to identify misconceptions, misunderstandings, and areas of student interest in genetics. Student text may be published on the ASHG Web site, newsletter or in other ASHG-supported publications.
E. Thayer Gaston Writing Competition
(*This scholarship is not open to Graduate students)
Sponsored by the American Music Therapy Association in cooperation with the Student Affairs Advisory Board. Papers on any topic relevant to the music therapy profession using the philosophical, historical, descriptive, or experimental mode of research are invited.
Award: A cash award of $500 to the winner(s) and an opportunity to have the paper reviewed for possible publication in the Journal of Music Therapy.
Requirements: Papers may be individually or jointly authored. Only one paper per entrant. Papers may be any length up to 3,000 words and shall have a title page indicating the author's name, academic institution, and academic advisor's name. No identifying information found on the title page is to be found on any page of the text. Papers are to be submitted in the format approved by the American Psychological Association. Papers must be previously unpublished.
Selection Procedure: Judging will be done on the basis of originality, organization, clarity of writing, relevance of content to the music therapy profession, literature documentation and adherence to the APA style. In the event that the criteria is not met or the judges feel that no paper is worthy, the award will not be presented. Judging will be done by a clinician, an academician, and a non-music therapist in a related field.
Application Deadline: All entries must be received by 6:00 pm EST June 27, 2014 without exception.
American Association of Suicidology Morton M. Silverman Student Award
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) announces the Morton M. Silverman Student Award for a paper written by a student on a topic directly related to the field of suicidology.
Anyone who is pursuing a degree in his or her field and is currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate, graduate, professional, or medical student or trainee is eligible.
The AAS Student Award Committee will review all submissions and announce one awardee. The awardee will receive:
An engraved plaque
A check for $250
Roundtrip coach airfare to the 2014 Annual Conference ($500 maximum allowance)
2 nights of free lodging at the conference hotel
Complimentary conference registration
The expectation is that the awardee will attend and read his or her paper at the annual conference. The paper will be considered for publication in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. The paper (approximately 20-25 pages, double-spaced, in APA format, with 100-150 word abstract, references, tables, and figures, etc., on separate pages) should be submitted by email attachment to SLTB's Editor-in-Chief: Thomas Joiner
Deadline for Submission: December 20, 2013
Notification to Awardee: Late February 2014
AAS gratefully acknowledges LivingWorks Education for their generous support of The Morton M. Silverman Student Award.
American Sociological Association Section on Aging and the Life Course Graduate Student Paper Award
Deadline is March 1, 2014
This annual award honors the outstanding paper written by a graduate student (or students) member(s) of the Section on Aging and the Life Course, as determined by the Graduate Student Paper Award committee. Papers authored or coauthored solely by students are eligible; faculty co-authorship is not allowed. Eligible student authors include master's students and pre-doctoral student members of the section who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or who have graduated no earlier than December of 2013. Unpublished, under review, accepted, or published papers are eligible. If published, the paper should have appeared within the past two calendar years (e.g., a paper nominated in 2014 may have been published anytime during 2013 or 2014). Unpublished papers should not exceed 9000 words of text (not including references, tables, etc).
All nominations are due by March 1, 2014. Self-nominations are encouraged. To be nominated send a hard copy and an electronic version of the paper to the Chair of the Graduate Student Paper Award Committee along with a completed and signed nomination form. The award consists of $250 presented to the winner at the Business Meeting of the Section, held during the annual ASA meeting.
Nominations for the 2014 award should be sent to:
Chair, Y. Claire Yang
Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
155 Hamilton Hall CB 3210
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders Young Investigator Award
The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD) has established the NASSPD Young Investigator Award. This research award was established to encourage young investigators to pursue research to increase our understanding of personality disorders. We, the Board, will award the distinction of the Young Investigator Award to the student whose paper has been judged to be the best by a committee of distinguished personality disorder researchers. The winner, who will receive a $1,000 cash award, will be notified on Monday February 10, 2014. The award will be announced to our membership at our conference dinner in Boston on April 5, 2014. The award includes a framed plaque, a one-year membership in the NASSPD, and complimentary attendance at the NASSPD dinner. In addition, the winner will have the opportunity to have a journal version of the paper published in Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.
Eligibility: “Student” means anyone who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, professional degree, residency, fellowship, or postdoctoral program. Proof of eligibility must accompany the submission (e.g., signed statement by professor, lab PI.).
Submissions: Interested students should submit their paper, on which they must be the first author, and a cover letter with confirmation of their eligibility. The paper 1) may not be a previously published paper, 2) must be original research on any topic related to the study of personality disorders, and 3) should be no more than 35 pages double-spaced including tables, figures and references in American Psychological Association format.
Please submit papers and proof of eligibility electronically to:
NASSPD Research Awards Committee
c/o Dr. Donald Black
Deadline for submissions:
Submissions must be received by 5PM EST Friday January 10, 2014.
Announcement of Winner:
The winner will be announced on Monday February 10, 2014.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Robinson-Cunningham Award
The AACAP Robinson-Cunningham Award is given for the best manuscript written by a child and adolescent psychiatrist during residency training. The paper must involve children, adolescents, or their families and be published in a professional, peer-reviewed journal within 3-5 years of graduation from a residency training program. The recipient will receive a $1,000 honorarium and a plaque at the Young Leaders Awards Ceremony during the AACAP Annual Meeting, October 20 – October 26, 2014 in San Diego, CA.
Send a cover letter, resume/CV, and one copy of your manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30, 2014 (postmark date). Cover letters may be addressed to the following:
Department of Research, Training and Education
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
3615 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
AACAP reserves the right to waive liabilities.
For more information contact the Department of Research, Training and Education at 202-966-7300 or email@example.com.
Call for Applications: Sleep Research Society Young Investigator Award
The Sleep Research Society Young Investigator Award recognizes an outstanding research effort by new investigators in the field of sleep research. The basis for evaluation of candidates is a single publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The candidate should be the first author and the article must be published or officially accepted for publication by the application deadline. On the application deadline, the candidate must be within seven years of obtaining a terminal degree. Exceptions to this criterion will be considered for those applicants who feel that extenuating circumstances warrant such consideration. A letter detailing these considerations must be included with the application. Additionally, the candidate must be a member in good standing of the SRS or must include a completed application for membership and fee with the award application. Repeat applications from unsuccessful applicants from previous years are allowed.
The award includes a plaque and a travel honorarium to be applied toward travel to SLEEP 2014. The plaque will be presented during a ceremony at SLEEP 2014.
To apply for the SRS Young Investigator Award, candidates must submit the following:
1. A copy of their paper; a current CV;
2. Documentation of the date of receipt of terminal degree (i.e. copy of diploma or copy of transcript); and, if applicable, a letter outlining extenuating circumstances of why they should be considered for the award if they receive their terminal degree more than 7 years prior to the deadline for the award application.
3. Letter of recommendation from a senior investigator. The senior investigator does not need to be an author on the paper or abstract, but should be familiar with the candidate's role on the research project. The candidate is responsible for ensuring that the letter of recommendation from the senior investigator arrives by the application deadline.
These documents should be submitted in a single PDF or MS Word file to Brittany Manning, SRS Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If a paper is in press at the time of application, a copy of the written notification of the paper's acceptance for publication must also be included.
Candidates are welcome to apply for both the Young Investigator Award and the Sleep Research Society Trainee Award Based on Scientific Merit, but in the event the candidate receives the Young Investigator Award, he or she will receive only this award. Multiple Young Investigator awards may be recognized, dependent on the quality of applications.
The deadline for receipt of the Young Investigator Award is Friday, January 31, 2014.
Call for Applications: Society for Public Health Education Graduate Student Research Paper Award
Deadline for Application: December 13, 2013
The Society for Public Health Education is accepting applications for its annual award for graduate research in health education and health promotion. The purpose of this award is to foster quality graduate student research and provide a mechanism by which to recognize outstanding graduate students for creative and innovative research. The recipient of this award is encouraged to submit the paper for review to one of SOPHE’s two journals, Health Education and Behavior or Health Promotion Practice. The winning paper will be recognized as follows:
• $250 cash award
• Award certificate
• Complimentary registration at the upcoming SOPHE Annual Meeting
• Presentation at the SOPHE Annual Meeting (student is responsible for travel expenses) of the research upon which the award is based
• Recognition of the award in SOPHE’s newsletter, News & Views and website.
ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS
1. Academic Requirements: Students enrolled in a graduate degree program in health education within two years of the submission deadline are eligible for this award.
2. National SOPHE Membership or chapter SOPHE member at time of application (visit http://www.sophe.org to join).
3. The research must be submitted for consideration of publication in the form of a manuscript suitable for publication in either Health Education & Behavior (http://www.sophe.org/Health_Education.cfm) or Health Promotion Practice (http://www.sophe.org/Health_Promotion_Practice.cfm) Publication guidelines are included in each journal issue and online.
4. Faculty Sponsorship Form from the student’s faculty advisor, who must be a SOPHE member in good standing. The form must verify:
a. The student is following a course of study in health education or has completed degree requirements within the past two years
b. The submitted paper represents the student’s original work
c. The research was conducted in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Health Education Profession, Article V: Responsibility in Research and Evaluation.
5. Applicants must indicate their willingness to present the paper at the SOPHE Annual Meeting (student is responsible for travel expenses).
Papers will be reviewed by the SOPHE Awards Committee for their scientific rigor and contribution to health education research and practice. Specific criteria include:
• Problem: Importance of the research question
• Ideas: Theoretical base and conceptual contribution
• Approach: Adequacy and sensitivity of research design and methods, and adherence to ethical standards including demonstration of Institutional Review Board approval
• Findings: Contribution to existing knowledge
• Presentation of data: Clear presentation of quantitative or qualitative data linked to the research objectives and research problem
• Organization: Logical organization of the manuscript
• Contribution to health education research
• Contribution to health education
Note that winners are not automatically published. Award recipients must submit their manuscript to the Editorial Boards of the journals for review.
• Application materials must be received by the SOPHE office on the due date. Application materials must be must be assembled by the applicant and delivered as a single submission.
Materials may be mailed or faxed:
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
10 G Street, N.E, Suite 605
Washington, DC 20002
Questions: Celena NuQuay email@example.com
Awards are recommended by the SOPHE Awards Committee and approved by the Executive Committee.
Residents in Radiology Awards
The awards are available to residents and fellows in radiology and radiological sciences. One of the three awards may be given to a fellow. If not the sole author, it is expected that the resident or fellow has performed the majority of the work and is the first author. The paper should not have been previously presented, published or submitted for publication. Papers must be submitted on the clinical application of the discipline of radiology and radiological science. Award-winning papers will be presented at the ARRS’s 114th Annual Scientific Meeting, to be held May 4 - May 9, 2014 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA.
President's Award - $2,000
Executive Council Awards - $1,000 each
Each applicant must submit the following materials:
• An electronic copy (PDF format preferred) of the manuscript and any illustrations. The manuscript format should follow the Guidelines for Authors published in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR).
• A curriculum vitae.
• A letter from the program director attesting that the author is a radiology resident or fellow, that the work is primarily the effort of the resident or fellow, that each co-author has contributed to the work, and that the manuscript has not been previously presented or submitted for publication and will not be submitted for publication while it is being considered for an award.
Applications for the Residents in Radiology Awards should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the 2014 awards are due February 7, 2014.
Human Rights Essay Award Annual Competition: 2014 Topic--Persons with Disabilities and International Human Rights Law
The Human Rights Essay Award is an annual competition sponsored by the Academy and seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the assigned topic. The essay has to be a legal article.
The Academy will grant two Awards, one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish. The Award in each case will consist of:
• a scholarship to the Program of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance options
• travel expenses to Washington D.C.
• housing at the university dorms
• a per diem for living expenses
The best articles may be published in the American University International Law Review.
Eligibility and Requirements:
• Candidates must hold a law degree and have demonstrated experience or interest in international human rights law.
• Articles must not exceed 35 pages in length, including footnotes, and must be double spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font, in letter size paper (8.5 x11) with 1 inch (2.54 cm) margins all around. Any essay which does not follow the guidelines will be reformatted and 5 points will be taken off. If the essay is longer than 35 pages, it will be automatically disqualified.
• Each participant must also include a curriculum vitae of no more than three pages in length explaining the experience or interest of the author in human rights issues. Please submit the CV as a separate file from your paper.
• The essay has to be a legal article, therefore it will include foot pages and citations. The absence of those will cause that the essay will be disqualified.
• Articles can only be submitted via email to email@example.com in Microsoft Word format.
• The deadline to submit articles is February 1, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. E.S.T.
• Winners will be announced on April 1, 2014 through our Web site.
*Scholarship is not applicable to enroll for ABA Credit. All expenses are subject to limitations.