Papers entered in the Student Paper Competition should involve a
methodological innovation or a creative application of statistical
analysis to an issue in health policy. Current undergraduate or graduate
students at any level, as well as those graduating in 2012 who wish to
present research they conducted as students, are eligible to
participate. Up to five prizes will be awarded. Students should follow
ASA competition guidelines below. Winners, if applying for two awards,
must notify both Sections if they accept an award from one and then
remove themselves from consideration for the award of the other Section.
award for the HPSS student paper competition is an excellent
opportunity for students to present their work and launch their
professional careers. HPSS has received submissions of very high
quality in previous years. If you have a teaching or mentoring role,
please bring this to the attention of your students and encourage them
The following general policies and procedures apply to all ASA section competitions:
- All materials must be received by the Section by December 15, 2012
- Winners will be notified by January 15, 2013
- Competition winners must submit abstracts and register for JSM by February 4, 2013 through the official JSM abstract submission system.
- Students may submit papers to no more than two sections and may accept only one section's award. Students must inform both sections applied to when he or she wins and accepts an award, thereby removing the student from the award competition for the second section.
- Students planning to participate in section competitions must adhere to the eligibility, paper format, submission process, and other requirements of the sections to which they are applying.
Applications should include:
- a cover letter including name, current affiliation and status including actual or intended date of graduation, and contact information (address, telephone, e-mail) of the applicant;
- an abstract of up to 1200 characters;
- a draft paper; and
- a letter from the adviser certifying student status (or completion of degree within the past year).
Applications must be submitted by email (text and PDF files preferred).
For further information or to apply, contact:
Juned Siddique (Program Chair-Elect, 2013)
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
siddique -at- northwestern -dot- edu