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INAUGURAL GLEPHA STUDENT AWARDS

Submission deadline: March 10, 2021

To Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron (isabelle.bartkowiaktheron@utas.edu.au)

Please provide the following subject heading to your email: 2021 LEPH Student award

Any email that does not have this specific heading will not be considered for assessment. Indicate in your email the category for which you are applying.

 

CATEGORY A – Undergraduate Student Paper Award

The Undergraduate Student Paper Award is awarded each year to one student for the best paper on any topic related to the broad field of Law Enforcement and Public Health (the paper has clear implications for advancing the field of LEPH – e.g. theory, methods, practical innovation, translational work).

Eligible papers

Papers submitted for the Student Paper Award are to be written by the applicant as sole author. The student was an undergraduate student at the time the paper was written. Papers must be under 3,000 words (excluding references), and applicants may only submit one Student Paper Award application in any given year.

Note: this award acknowledges coursework students who usually write shorter pieces, and do not publish their work in academic journals. For example, many practitioners undertake honours or graduate degrees with 3000/3500 research briefs which then never go beyond the University systems.

Papers must have been submitted for examination between 1 January and 31 December of the previous year and as part of an undergraduate coursework program (for example: a third year Bachelors’ degree paper, or a paper submitted as part of an Honours degree).

Assessment criteria

Papers will be judged by 3 members of the SIG Education on the following criteria: clarity and structure of the paper; use of empirical literature; coherence of argument; and quality of writing.

Award

The winner of the Undergraduate Student Paper Award will be acknowledged verbally at one of the LEPH international conference events, will be announced on the GLEPHA website, will receive a certificate, and will be offered a one day registration for attending the following Conference. Should the student attend the conference in person, the certificate will be handed out the certificate in person). The student may subsequently be invited to draft a more formal briefing paper for publication on the GLEPHA website.

Application procedure

Applications for the Award must be sent by email to the LEPH Board Secretary, who will forward it to the Chair of the SIG, and enclose an electronic copy of the nominated paper. Applications must be supported by an academic referee (for example: the student’s supervisor), who shall write no more than 100 words in support of the application.

CATEGORY B – PhD Student Paper Award

The PhD Student Paper Award is given each year to one student for the best sole or lead authored paper (published) in the broad LEPH field (the paper has clear implications for advancing the field of LEPH – e.g. theory, methods, practical innovation, translational work). The student must be currently enrolled in a PhD program (either full-time or part-time). Multi-authored papers must include a statement of the student’s contribution to the work.

Eligibility

Previous winners of this Award are eligible to apply in subsequent years, but still need to be enrolled. 

Eligible papers

Papers must be no longer than 8,000 words (excluding references) and can be theoretical, methodological or empirical.

Assessment criteria

Papers will be judged by 3 members of the SIG Education on the following criteria: relevance of the subject-matter; the quality of the paper; and the paper’s contribution to scholarship.

Award

The winner of the postgraduate/PhD Student Paper Award will be acknowledged verbally at one of the LEPH international conference events, will received a certificate, and will be offered a one day registration for attending the following Conference. Should the student attend the conference in person, the certificate will be handed out the certificate in person). The student may subsequently be invited to draft a formal briefing paper for publication on the GLEPHA website.

Application procedure

Applications for the Award must be sent by email to the LEPH Board Secretary, who will forward it to the Chair of the SIG, and enclose an electronic copy of the nominated paper. Applications must be supported by an academic referee (for example: the student’s supervisor) or a co-author of the paper, who shall write no more than 100 words in support of the application.

Best Honours or Masters Thesis in LEPH Award

The Best Honours or Masters Thesis Award is awarded each year to one Honours/Masters student.

Eligibility

To be eligible for nomination of this Award, the student must:

  1. be enrolled in a program related to the broad field of LEPH, and the work has clear implications for advancing the field of LEPH (e.g. theory, methods, practical innovation, translational work), leading to the award of a degree of Bachelor with Honours or a Masters Degree (with a thesis component);
  2. achieve the highest mark for the thesis within that program; and
  3. have their results ratified by the appropriate higher education Board of Examiners.
  4. Theses must have been submitted for examination between 1 January and 31 December of the previous year.

Only one candidate per program can be submitted for this Award.

Assessment criteria

Papers will be judged by 3 members of the SIG Education. The Award will be awarded to the thesis judged by the committee as making the most significant contribution to LEPH knowledge.

Award

The winner of the Best Honours/Masters Thesis Award will be acknowledged verbally at one of the LEPH international conference events, will received a certificate, and will be offered a one day registration for attending the following Conference. Should the student attend the conference in person, the certificate will be handed out the certificate in person). The student may subsequently be invited to draft a more formal briefing paper for publication on the GLEPHA website.

Application procedure

Applications for the Award must be sent by email to LEPH Board Secretary and enclose an electronic copy of the nominated thesis. Applicants for the Best Honours/Masters Thesis Award must also be supported by the honours or masters convenor of their program, who shall write no more than 100 words in support of the application.

LEPH SIG Education Awards Announcement Document

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