ASA Economic Sociology Section Announces New Award for Students


The ASA Economic Sociology Section invites nominations for a new travel award for the Best Student Paper in Economic Sociology and Entrepreneurship, awarded to a paper written by a graduate student on the topic of entrepreneurship, broadly defined, and accepted by the Economic Sociology Section for presentation at a session or roundtable. Papers that address pressing economic and/or social problems and possess practical implications are particularly welcome. Thanks to a sponsorship from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, ESS will give up to two travel awards per year of $1,500 to qualified graduate students to cover the cost of attending the ASA conference along with recognition of the receipt of the award at the annual conference.  Papers may be either published or unpublished, but must have been authored by students who have not received their Ph.D. by April 10, 2020. Students are encouraged to nominate their own work. Letters of nomination are not required. Nominees must already be Section members or must join the Section. Applicants must have no current existing financial relationship with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  Papers co-authored with faculty are not eligible for this award. Electronic copies of the paper should be sent no later than April 10, 2020 to Emily Barman (Chair)