Student Travel Award

The application deadline for the student paper travel award is 11:59 p.m. ET September 13, 2019.

Current undergraduate or graduate students at any level, as well as 2019 graduates who submit an abstract by June 28, 2019, are eligible to submit a written paper for consideration for a student paper travel award.

To Be Considered

Papers 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 that describes the planned research and nature of the intended health policy application(s).

Application Process

Applicants must submit the following information to Christina Link and copy ICHPS2020@gmail.com and the current or previous adviser and/or program director by the 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
  • US state of the institution (if outside US, enter Non-US)
  • Country of the institution if outside US (if within US, enter N/A)
  • Name and email of the adviser and/or program director (copy the adviser on the emailed submission)
  • Submitted ICHPS 2020 abstract ID for paper or poster
  • Blinded copy of (draft) paper, showing progress toward the proposed research with title page that includes ICHPS abstract ID and title of presentation (see tips)
  • Justification of up to 1,200 characters (excluding spaces), with a statement of need for travel assistance and how ICHPS 2020 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. The program committee hopes to present awards to as many qualified applicants as possible. However, due to limited funding, the committee cannot guarantee that every applicant will receive an award.

Key Dates

  • December 6, 2019
    Early Registration Deadline
  • December 6, 2019
    Hotel Reservations Close
  • December 7, 2019
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • January 6, 2020 – January 8, 2020
    ICHPS 2020 in San Diego, CA