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The Best Student Paper Award is given annually to a graduate student inrecognition of research on social network analysis. The award is supported byroyalties donated by the authors of the chapters in Models and Methods inSocial Network Analysis edited by P.J. Carrington, J. Scott, and S. Wasserman,published by Cambridge University Press in 2005. INSNA wishes to thank thecontributors for their generosity.

The award is for research by a graduate student and is administered byINSNA, the International Network for Social Network Analysis. For the 2019competition, students should submit a paper (pdf file written in English) tothe committee before 15 April 2019. The winner of the award will be announcedat the 2019 Sunbelt conference. To be eligible, the student must be a member ofINSNA and the first (or sole) author on the paper at the time of submission.The paper may be published or unpublished and must have been completed withintwo years of the submission deadline. A letter of support from a supervisor,mentor or other faculty member should be submitted as well. The support lettershould be aimed at helping the committee understand the significance of the paper.

The monetary prize for the best student paper is $2,500.

This year’s committee is: Pavel Krivitsky (chair), Kerstin Sailer, andBetina Hollstein. We thank the committee for their service to INSNA. Please send all application materials to INSNA Vice President,Laura Koehly, [log in to unmask] Make sure to putINSNA Student Paper Award in the subject line to ensure your submission is notmissed.

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