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|Student Award - Karen Polenske Best Student Paper|
Submission window opens February 26!
The ACSP/IACP Karen R. Polenske Best Student Paper Award for Outstanding Paper on a China Planning Related Topic, established in honor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Karen R. Polenske - a prominent regional economist and a leading scholar of China's sustainable development - is given annually to International Association for China Planning (IACP) student members who present excellent research at major international planning conferences.
Currently the IACP presents one Polenske award at their annual conference in China and one Polenske award at their annual membership meeting in the United States during the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference.
The Karen R. Polenske Best Student Paper Award has been made possible by generous donations given by several distinguished individuals who are mostly Professor Polenske's former students.
The winner of this competition will receive $1,000 USD directly from the IACP to cover portions of her/his expenses for conference travel. In the case of two winners, the two winners will share the $1,000 USD prize. The student is invited to present their award-winning paper at the Student Award Paper Session held at the ACSP Annual Conference and if available to do so, the winner will be provided waived conference registration.
The deadline for submission is June 1 using the form below (coming February 26).
To be eligible for this year’s ACSP Karen R. Polenske Best Student Paper Award, author must:
The committee constitutes four current IACP board members. It is established by IACP with consideration of the ACSP President and updated by both.
Biography of Karen R. Polenske
Past Award Winners
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