ASPA’s SEIGOV (Section on Ethics and Integrity in Governance) Invites Submissions for its Annual Student Paper Competition

Students in public affairs and public policy graduate programs are invited to submit their research papers authored in 2015 or 2016 on any public and administrative ethics topic, including corruption, integrity, social equity, corporate responsibility, and politics. Faculty members may also nominate student paper(s) for submission. Conference papers, term papers, and journal manuscripts are eligible for submission (literature reviews, case studies, and review essays are ineligible for entry). Please note that only one submission per student is allowed, and the paper should be written entirely by the student and not co-authored. The paper should not exceed 20 pages in length, including citations and references, and should follow APA format. Each paper will be peer reviewed and judged for its quality, methodology, importance, and policy implications along with clarity in writing.

The winning submission will be awarded a prize of $250 and the author will receive a certificate of recognition from SEIGOV at the 2017 ASPA Conference, and will be announced in media publications. The section will provide financial support for the winner to attend ASPA’s national conference in Atlanta, GA, March 17 -21, 2017.

The Deadline for Receiving Papers is December 15, 2016.

Papers (and questions regarding the competition) should be submitted to Prof. Danny L. Balfour at as an e-mail attachment. Please use MSWord (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf).