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M. Jarvin Emerson Student Paper Competition

The M. Jarvin Emerson Student Paper Competition is open to any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program as of January 1, 2021. The competition evaluates papers authored solely by students (no faculty co-authored papers). If eventual publication would require faculty co-authorship, the paper would not be eligible for the competition.

The winner of the Student Paper Competition will receive a $1,000 prize to attend the MCRSA Annual Conference to present the paper. The winning entry will also be considered for publication in the Association’s The Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy. Together, the prize and the publication make the MCRSA Student Paper Competition one of the most lucrative opportunities for student recognition among professional associations. To learn more, read the Student Paper Notice and Guidelines.

The following links are related to the notification and submission of student papers to be presented at the 51st Annual MCRSA Conference.

Student Paper Notice
2021 Student Paper Guidelines
Publication Agreement Form