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The Visible Path Graduate Student Award


The newly-created Visible Path Graduate Student Award  is given
annually to a graduate student in recognition of research at the
interface between inter-organizational  science and social network
analysis.

The award recognizes research on organizational science, in which
social networks are used to improve individual and inter-organizational
performance. For example, research focusing on how people in
organizations, especially corporations, use their own social networks
to accelerate strategic processes with people outside their
organization would be eligible.

The award is for research by a graduate student and is administered by
INSNA, the International Network for Social Network Analysis.
Students should submit a paper (written in English)  to the committee
before 1 September 2005.  The awardee will be announced later  in the
fall, and  will give a formal presentation at Sunbelt 2006 in
Vancouver. The paper must be written between September 1, 2004 and
August 31, 2005.   Eligible students must be first (or sole) author on
the submitted paper.   Letters of support should be submitted as well.
Submitted papers will be evaluated by a committee of four judges; their
decision will be final. Judging will be on the basis of the level of
originality in the ideas and techniques, the possible applications and
their treatment, and potential impact. The committee may arrive at the
conclusion that none of the submitted papers merits the award.

The award will made for the first time in 2005 and carries a $5000
prize plus paid expenses to Sunbelt.   Funds for the award have been
provided by Visible Path Corporation, New York
(http://www.visiblepath.com).

Address for submission will be forthcoming.

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