Student Travel Award

The application deadline for the student travel award is 11:59 p.m. ET September 29, 2017.

Current undergraduate or graduate students at any level, as well as recent 2017 or 2018 graduates, who submit an abstract by June 29 are eligible to apply for a student travel award to the 12th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics (ICHPS).

To Be Considered

Papers and posters must present a solution to or a clear advance in a real-world health policy problem. Thorough and appropriate statistical analyses of health policy problems, issues, or questions pertinent to the goals of the ASA Health Policy Statistics Section are particularly encouraged. Identification of an important problem, correct application of study design and statistical methods, and clear interpretation of study results with discussion of potential policy impacts will be assessed as part of scoring.

The research proposed or described does not have to be complete, but applicants must submit a draft paper or poster that describes the planned research and nature of the intended health policy application(s).

Application Process

Applicants must submit the following information to Naomi Friedman and copy and the current or previous adviser and/or program director by the travel award application deadline:

  • Name (last/surname, middle initial, first)
  • Email address
  • Phone number, including country and area codes
  • Actual/expected graduation date (MM-DD-YEAR)
  • Institution affiliation
  • Department
  • U.S. state of the institution (if outside U.S., enter Non-U.S.)
  • Country of the institution if outside U.S. (if within U.S., enter N/A)
  • Name and email of the adviser and/or program director (copy the adviser on the emailed submission)
  • Submitted ICHPS 2018 abstract ID for paper or poster
  • Blinded copy of draft paper or poster, showing progress toward the proposed research with title page that includes ICHPS abstract ID and title of presentation (see tips below)
  • Justification up to 1,200 characters (excluding spaces), with a statement of need for travel assistance and how ICHPS 2018 may affect and benefit the study or research
  • If the applicant is not the first author, provide a description of the applicant’s role in the project and paper or poster, plus the first author’s contact information

All applications will receive full consideration. In conjunction with this conference not charging students on the program registration fees, the program committee hopes to present these awards to as many qualified applicants as possible. However, due to limited funding, the committee cannot guarantee that every applicant will receive an award.

Blinded Paper or Poster Tips

  • Provide a title page without names and affiliations of authors
  • Use the third person to refer to work the authors have previously undertaken (e.g., replace any phrases like ”as we have shown before” with “... Author name has shown [citation]”)
  • Make sure figures do not contain any affiliation-related identifier
  • Do not eliminate essential self-references or other references, but limit self-references to papers that are relevant for those reviewing the submitted paper
  • Remove references to funding sources
  • Do not include acknowledgments
  • If the paper or poster provides links to data or code used for the analysis (e.g., on GitHub), then replace any references to online materials with generic statements such as ”data and code for the analysis are available online”
  • Remove any identifying information, including author names, from file names and ensure document properties are also anonymized

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