|Behavioral & Social Sciences Awards|
|Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award|
|Distinguished Career Award|
|Distinguished Mentorship Award|
|Student Research Award|
Student Research Award
The award winner at the dissertation level receives a $1,000 cash prize and the award winner at the pre-dissertation level receives a $500 cash prize. Award winners in both categories also receive a copy of The Handbook of Aging (the Social Sciences or the Psychology edition) and a one-year GSA membership.
Final Submission Deadline
Last Monday in September.
- Applicants must be a student/ESPO member of the Behavioral and Social Sciences section.
- The paper must be a completed empirical study dealing with a topic of relevance to the BSS section of GSA.
- The quality of review of previous theoretical and/or empirical work.
- Intelligent use and explanation of existing theory to build a context for the present paper.
- Extent to which relevant methodological aspects (e.g., sample, measures, data analysis) are adequately described.
- Quality of methods (e.g., use of appropriate sampling, data collection, research design and data analytic techniques; proper execution of chosen methods).
- Appropriateness of scope of the paper (e.g., does the author attempt to accomplish too much?).
- Quality of Interpretation (e.g., conclusions do not extend beyond what the data indicate; awareness of study limitations; relevance to future practice, theory, or research are well-described).
- Writing style/Adherence to guidelines.
- Progression of Ideas.
- The paper must adhere to APA style (American Psychological Association (2001), Publication Manual, 5th Ed).
- The paper may not exceed 30 double-spaced pages total (including, figures, tables, references, and appendices) at a minimum of 12 point font with one-inch margins all around.
- Finally, student papers must be primarily the work of the student. If the manuscript is co-authored, a letter from the other author is required that should verify that the student applicant had the primary responsibility for the work.