Thursday, March 10, 2011

AWARD: 2011 SSSP Graduate Student Paper Competition


The Sport, Leisure, and the Body Division announces the 2011 Graduate Student Paper Competition. Papers may be empirical and/or theoretical, and they may be on any aspect of sport or sporting culture, leisure, and/or sporting bodies broadly defined. The winner will receive a stipend of $100, student membership in SSSP, complimentary registration fee for the 2011 annual meeting (to help the winner attend the meeting), and a complimentary ticket to the 2011 awards banquet. The winner may also be invited to present the winning paper at one of the Sport, Leisure, and the Body sessions being at the 2011 annual meeting.
To be eligible, a paper must meet the following criteria:
1) The paper must be authored by one or more students, and not co-authored with a faculty member or colleague who is not a student;
2) The paper must have been written between January 2010and March 2011;
3) The paper may not have been submitted or accepted for publication (papers that have been presented at a professional meeting or that have been submitted for presentation at a professional meeting are eligible);
4) The paper must not exceed 30 pages including notes, references, and tables;
5) The paper must be typed using 12 point font in either Times New Roman or Courier;
and 6) The paper must be accompanied by a nominating letter from a faculty member at the student’s college or university.

Please submit your paper electronically as a Word-compatible file to .

The faculty letter of nomination may be sent electronically or as a hard copy to:
Dr. PJ McGann, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, 3212 LSA Building, 500 So. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382.

Paper submission must be dated (via electronic time/date stamp and post-mark) on or before March 31, 2011.

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