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Pi Gamma Mu student members are encouraged to submit completed social science research papers for presentation consideration at the 2020 Triennial International Convention of Pi Gamma Mu. To encourage more student paper presentations at the Washington, DC convention, submitters (and their chapters) will be quickly notified whether their papers have been accepted for presentation. This will allow students and their chapters to begin making plans to attend the Convention and, if possible, to use the acceptance of their papers to seek institutional and chapter funding.
Early submissions are encouraged after March 1, 2020; the final submission deadline is September 15. At that time, all accepted papers will be rated by a Committee of Readers. The authors of the top ten rated papers will receive free convention registration (worth $150 each), with the winners notified by September 25.
All students who have their papers accepted for presentation will present their research in a formal 10-15 minute oral presentation at the International Convention.
All submissions must include a completed cover page (see example below), including the title of the paper, the author's name, institutional affiliation, email address, telephone number, AND the email address and phone number of their Pi Gamma Mu chapter sponsor AND/OR the professor for whom the paper was originally written. Students are to include their personal information only on the cover page and the email sent with their entry, to ensure a completely blind or unbiased evaluation when the paper is sent to the evaluation committee. The paper itself must include none of the identifying information from the cover page other than the title of the paper. Completed papers should be at least 12 pages but no longer than 25 pages in length, including references, and in a standard format. No review comments will be shared with submitters, either verbally or orally.
Papers need to be submitted via email to Dr. Charles W. Hartwig, Chair of the Committee of Readers, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a "cc" copy to the Convention Committee Chair, Dr. Susan Kinsella, at Susan.Kinsella@saintleo.edu. The papers should be attached to an email cover letter as a Microsoft Word document. Other word-processing software is unacceptable. The deadlinefor submitting papers is Tuesday, September 15, 2020; earlier...