Students are eligible for awards for the best oral paper and poster paper presentations at the IPS congress. The Education committee will conduct the student paper and poster competition for the 2010 meeting in Kyoto. All students planning to attend the next Congress in Japan are encouraged to participate and indicate their desire to participate through the abstract submission process. We are going to a new format for the 2010 meeting, in which we select 10-20 finalists (out of an estimate 150+ submissions) based on expanded abstracts in advance of the Congress. Then, at the Congress, each competition judge will be able to review and directly compare all of the finalists. (Students whose abstracts are accepted but who are not selected as finalists will still be able to present their paper at the congress.)
The winner of the best paper presentation and best poster presentation
will be awarded a cash prize. Student prize winners will be encouraged to submit their work to the International Journal of Primatology for publication. Prize winners will be listed in the following year's meeting issue of the journal and in the IPS Bulletin, and their abstracts will be published on the Society's web page.
In order to prepare a submission and presentation that will be competitive and appropriate, please refer to IPS Education Committee Guidelines for Judging Student Presentations, the Timeline, and the Student Competition Information Form (below).
To be eligible for an award, the following criteria must be met:
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:
Participants must complete and submit a Student Competition Presentation Information Form and an expanded abstract (800 word maximum) which addresses the judging guidelines above. Please include a brief introduction to the research question, the methodology used, results, and brief interpretation/discussion of the results. Be sure to be explicit as to the significance of the work to the field of primatology.
January 15th, 2010 - Abstract Submission closes
March 15th, 2010 - Accepted abstracts notified
April 15th, 2010 - Deadline for submission of expanded abstracts
May 15th, 2010 - Finalists notified