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#ACSP2020 Award Nominations & Submissions Open February 26 -- Who Will You Nominate?

Wednesday, February 12, 2020  
Posted by: Nicole Smith
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Each year ACSP is proud to honor faculty and students who have distinguished themselves or made major contributions to the academy or to the profession. This year ACSP will award the following prizes for papers prepared as part of research projects, academic studies, public service or outreach efforts, or for service to ACSP, the academy, or the profession.

Faculty Awards for 2020

Student Paper Awards for 2020

ACSP annually promotes the opportunity for $3700 in cash prizes for various best student paper awards. Each paper award winner also receives complimentary conference registration.

Travel Awards

ACSP is committed to making the Annual Conference accessible to some who might not otherwise be able to attend with twelve $500 travel award. Each travel award applicant selected also receives complimentary conference registration.

Travel Assistance for Doctoral Student Conference Volunteers

Donations are invited from anyone to help offset doctoral student volunteer travel to the conference. This program is in its second year, and one we hope to continue for future ACSP annual conferences. For the 2019 conference, donations enabled ACSP to share $100 each with 12 students who worked with us in Greenville. Donations starting now will be shared with doctoral student volunteers working the ACSP conference in Toronto. There are many who will be immensely grateful for your contribution! If you would like to make a tax deductible donation and contribute to our scholarship fund, click here.

#ACSP2020 award submissions will open on February 26 and close on June 1, 2020.


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