Student Paper/Project Competition

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student who has recently completed a paper or project relating to applied sociology? If so, AACS is interested in learning about what you are doing with sociology!

We welcome submissions for the 2017 Student Paper/Project Competition. The competition will take place during the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology annual conference, scheduled from October 5th-7th in Cleveland, OH.

Please note that all papers/projects should be completed in time for the conference, and may include the work of one individual or even a team Submission format may include:


-professional-style reports

-video montages/films


-other creative means

*All posters will be included in a Thursday evening reception.

This competition is an opportunity for you to share your academic work as it relates to applied, clinical, and/or public sociology. Please note that students should be the authors in all works.

Abstracts are due upon submission while final products are due by October 1, 2017. It is recommended that students create PowerPoint presentations that highlight their work and speak to how sociology is used. Judges will be looking criteria such as: creativity, clarity of issue, inclusion of sociological concepts/theory, applied nature/techniques, social significance and contribution to knowledge, and overall quality of the presentation. Each presentation that is selected for inclusion in the competition will be allotted 10-15 minutes of time to share their work.

The winner(s) of the competition will receive a cash prize!

For further information, please contact the Student Paper/Project Coordinator, Alison Marganski, at: