Awards & Prizes

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 09:50

The 2017 Paul Polzin Prize for Best Paper

The Association for University Business and Economic Research (AUBER) is once again reaching out to regional scientists who would like take the next step and learn the nuts and bolts of operating a university research center.  AUBER has established the Polzin Prize of $500 for the best paper presented at its fall conference October 21-24, 2017, in Albuquerque. Paul Polzin was the 30th President of WRSA in 1990 and was active in the SRSA in the mid-to-late 1990s. For more information about AUBER go to

The 2016 winner of the Polzin Prize was Prof. Carl Bonham of the University of Hawaii.  His paper it titled “Forecasting in a Mixed-Up World: Nowcasting Hawaii Tourism.”

Eligibility:  To be considered for the Polzin Prize:

  • The paper’s lead author must be an individual AUBER member at the time of the Fall Conference or be employed at an AUBER member unit whose membership is in good standing; (Fall Conference registration fees include a one-year membership for non-AUBER members who submit papers for consideration)
  • The paper must be presented on a panel at the Fall Conference;
  • The paper should be prepared in academic format (APA or other commonly accepted scholarly style);
  • Because the purpose is to encourage new work, submissions should not have been previously published or accepted for publication. 

Process:  Each eligible paper will be read by all members of an evaluation committee (the three most-recent AUBER Past Presidents) and evaluated against the criteria below. Committee members must decline to judge papers if they have the following special relationships with the author(s) of the papers submitted: relatives, students, colleagues, or co-authors. The winner will receive a $500 cash award during the Fall Conference Awards breakfast.

Submission Deadline:   September 1, 2017

Submit one copy of your paper by email as a PDF attachment, without identifying author information, to Kathy Deck (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by the deadline. The winning paper will be announced at the AUBER Fall Conference. 

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