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Submission Instructions & Eligibility

Papers must be authored by Sociology or Sociology-Organizational Studies majors to be eligible for the award.  Submissions must be nominated by a Sociology Department instructor.  Students should initiate the process by requesting an instructor to nominate their paper.

Please complete the nomination form and email it along with a copy of the paper to Caroline Herrod at Only those papers, whose author has submitted the nomination form, will be reviewed.  The nominator's name should appear on the cover page along with your own name and the title. Papers written as honors theses, upper division seminar papers, theory papers, directed/independent study papers, McNair theses, and term papers are all eligible.  Papers must be based upon original research.

Submissions are accepted each Spring Quarter between May 1st and May 15th.  Papers must have been written during the preceding calendar year, must be formatted per American Sociological Association guidelines, and may not be nominated twice.


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