STUDENT COMPETITION GUIDELINES
To compete for student prizes, the following criteria must be met:
The student must be the first author, but need not be sole author*.
The competitor must be a student when abstracts are submitted.
When registering on-line, please indicate in the final step of the abstract submission process whether
graduate or undergraduate student.
The student must be a current member of ASP. You may join ASP now by contacting the Treasurer,
- Karen Bales, Treasurer, ASP
- Department of Psychology, University of California
- One Shields Avenue
- Davis, CA 95616, email@example.com
or through the ASP website, www.asp.org.
The student must present the paper or attend the poster.
Past winners are ineligible.
If the student cannot attend the meeting to which an abstract has been submitted,
the abstract should be withdrawn in writing no less than 5 days before the start of the meeting.
Failure to follow this policy two years in succession will disqualify the student from future
competitions. If the student wishes to withdraw from the competition, but still present the
paper/poster, the Chair of the Education Committee should be notified of this change before the meeting.
An extra copy of the abstract and Presentation Information Form must be included in the
mailing to the Chair of the Program Committee.
Students wishing a copy of their evaluations should send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
Corinna Ross, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center
Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging
15355 Lambda Dr, STCBM Bldg, Ste 3.325
San Antonio, TX 78245-3207
For questions about the competition, please contact Corinna Ross.
* Regarding Criterion #1 above, the ASPEC would like to emphasize that
this competition is intended to judge work that is conceived, developed,
and conducted by students. We recognize the valuable contribution of
professors and fellow students, and for that reason will accept
multi-authored papers. However, we encourage participants to take
seriously the notion that this is a student competition.
Each paper/poster will be judged with regard to the quality of the study being reported
and the quality of the presentation. The following attributes will be rated:
organization of the presentation
Top prize is $100.
Student prize winners will be encouraged to submit their work to the
American Journal of Primatology for
publication. Prize winners will be listed in the following year's meeting issue of the journal,
and their abstracts will be published on the Society's web page.
Revised: 20 February 2009