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Friday, 23 June 2017 08:45

NARSC 2017 Student Paper Competitions

NARSC Graduate Student Paper CompetitionThe North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) Graduate Student Paper Award contest is held annually in conjunction with the North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). This contest encourages the participation of young scholars by providing a forum for paper presentation and discussion by senior scholars in the field of regional science. Beginning in 2010, two separate competitions have been held for graduate student papers:

1)    Graduate-Student-Author Paper Competition:Eligibility for the award is limited to current Masters and PhD students, and/or recent graduates who completed their degrees after August 1, 2016.Co-authored papers are acceptable; however, all authors listed on a paper must meet the eligibility criteria above.

2)    Graduate-Student-Led Paper Competition:Eligibility for the award requires that the paper’s “primary author” be a current Masters or PhD student, or a recent graduate who completed his/her degree after August 1st, 2016

Papers with senior co-authors are acceptable; however, most of the substantive work and contribution of the paper must be directly attributable to an author who meets the eligibility criteria above.

The 2017 contest will be held in conjunction with the annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, to be held in Vancouver, BC.

Acceptance of the paper requires the following:

  1. Individuals should submit a digital copy of their paper formatted using the Papers in Regional Science guidelines
  2. A cover letter from their academic advisor confirming the author(s) meet the eligibility for the competition selected.

For the Graduate-Student-Author Paper Competition, the cover letter should state that the graduate students meet the eligibility criteria. In addition, the advisor should address that he/she will not be included in the authorship should the paper be published.

For theGraduate-Student-Led Paper Competition, the cover letter should state the approximate percentages of the substantive work (ideas, methods, and applications) and contribution that are directly attributable to the primary author (a student or recent graduate). In addition,the cover letter should state that the graduate students meet the eligibility criteria; andthe advisor should agree to have the student(s) remain as the first author(s) should the paper be published.

  1. The paper must be presented at the conference by one of the student authors. Abstracts are due on July 1, 2016. The relevant box should be ticked on the abstract submission page indicating the paper is submitted as part of the student paper competition.
  2. The full paper and accompanying academic advisor’s cover letter are due on August 1, 2017. Both, full paper and advisor’s cover letter, should be submitted in electronic format to:

 John Miron from the University of Toronto (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

If you have any further questions about the NARSC Graduate Student Paper Award contests, please contact the proper individual listed above according to the type of paper being submitted.

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