Graduate Student Research Award

The Graduate Student Research Award is awarded to an outstanding author(s) and presenter(s) of a research program for the SHAPE America National Convention. The award is intended to recognize and encourage graduate student scholarship. Contenders for this award are limited to the accepted Research Council convention abstracts submitted by graduate students indicating an interest in the award.

The recipient shall:
  • Be a current member of SHAPE America.
  • The graduate student must be first author and presenter and must have completed the research while a graduate student. Graduate students who authored the top rated accepted abstracts are awarded the Graduate Student Research Award(s).

Award Selection

To have an abstract considered for the Research Graduate Student Award, the first/primary author must be enrolled in or no longer than one calendar year past graduation from the graduate degree program in which the study was conducted and must be the primary presenter at the Convention.

An abstract will be considered for this award only if the submitter clicks on the box indicating "Yes, please consider this abstract for the Graduate Student Award. I am/was a graduate student at the time this research was completed, am the primary author and will personally present the research."

All formatting requirements described in this call for proposals apply to abstracts competing for the Graduate Student Award. Note that symposia (including subabstracts) are not eligible.

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