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2020 Student Awards

ADEC Student Paper Awards

ADEC invites the submission of student papers to be considered for one of three awards:

  • Mary E. Brown Undergraduate Student Paper Award
  • Richard Kalish Graduate Student Paper Award
  • Dr. Hannelore Wass Cross Cultural Student Paper Award

In order to submit a paper for consideration, the student must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student (depending on award). Each award consists of $100 and a certificate of recognition, which will be awarded at the 2020 ADEC Conference in Columbus, OH, USA. Winners will be reimbursed for their travel expenses up to $200, and their conference registration fee will be waived.

Application Deadlines:

Task Deadline 
 Submission deadline Nov. 8, 2019 
 Submission review Nov. - Dec. 
 Award recipients & all candidates notified     Jan. 6, 2020 


Submit an Application by Nov. 8

 

Mary E. Brown Undergraduate Student Paper Award

Award presented to an outstanding undergraduate paper dealing with a topic related to dying, death, loss and bereavement. Paper must be a requirement for an undergraduate course at a recognized institution of higher learning.

Candidate Criteria

  • Individual must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student

Submission Requirements

The nominee is required to submit a completed online submission form collecting the following information:

  • Nominee name, phone number and email address
  • Institution attending and program of study
  • A letter from the professor of the course for which the paper was written verifying student status, the course title, and authenticating student's sole authorship of the paper submitted
  • Copy of the guidelines for the assignment
  • PDF copy of paper (limit of 20 pages, including references)


Richard Kalish Graduate Student Paper Award

Award presented to an outstanding graduate paper dealing with a topic related to dying, death, loss and bereavement. Paper must be a requirement for a graduate course at a recognized institution of higher learning.

Candidate Criteria

  • Individual must be currently enrolled as a graduate student

Submission Requirements

The nominee is required to submit a completed online submission form collecting the following information:

  • Nominee name, phone number and email address
  • Institution attending and program of study
  • A letter from the professor of the course for which the paper was written verifying student status, the course title, and authenticating student's sole authorship of the paper submitted
  • Copy of the guidelines for the assignment
  • PDF copy of paper (limit of 25 pages, including references)


Dr. Hannelore Wass Cross Cultural Student Paper Award

Award presented to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate paper dealing with a topic related to dying, death, loss and bereavement where there is an emphasis or concentration on cross-cultural aspects of the phenomena studied. Paper must be a requirement for an undergraduate or graduate course at a recognized institution of higher learning.

Candidate Criteria

  • Individual must be currently enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student

Submission Requirements

The nominee is required to submit a completed online submission form collecting the following information:

  • Nominee name, phone number and email address
  • Institution attending and program of study
  • Description of either: 1) how the paper relates to a culture different from the author's own [please identify your cultural affiliation(s)] or 2) which cultures are being compared in the paper
  • A letter from a professor verifying their student status, the course title, and authenticating student's sole authorship of the paper submitted.
  • Copy of the guidelines for the assignment
  • PDF copy of paper (limit of 25 pages, including references)