The School of Social Sciences provides an award at the end of each academic year for an outstanding graduate paper identified through a School-wide competition.
Submissions may be course papers or other research papers prepared during the 2019-2020 academic year. Work completed between July 2019 through May 2020 is eligible for consideration. Papers should represent the student's own original research; they cannot be co-authored with other students, members of faculty or others. Papers will be accepted only from students and should be sent to Jennifer Gerson at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5, 2020.
Past prize-winning papers were exceptionally well-written and well-organized, properly documented and theoretically and conceptually sound. The writer must demonstrate knowledge of the current, relevant literature in the selected field of the research. There is no particular formatting requirement for papers submitted for this award.
2020: Mark Hup, Economics &
Will Stafford, Logic & Philosophy of Science
2019: Jessica Lee, Sociology, Rebecca Richart, Sociology and Patrick Testa, Economics
2018: Nikolaos Charalampidis, Economics
2017: Percy Mistry, Cognitive Sciences
2016: Michael Sacks, Economics
2015: Patricia Rodda, Political Science
2014: Dana Moss, Sociology
2013: Mark Berlin, Political Science and Benjamin Feintzeig, Logic and Philosophy of Science
2012: Cailin O’Connor, Logic & Philosophy of Science and Beijie Tang, Political Science
2011: Zack Almquist, Sociology
2010: Fatima Z. Rahman, Political Science and Jonathan Cook, Honorable Mention
2009: Elliot Wagner
2008: James D. Bachmeier
2007: Kathy H. Rim