Dennis J. O’Brien USAEE/IAEE Best Student Paper Award

USAEE/IAEE invites students to submit papers for the 2022 Dennis J. O’Brien USAEE/IAEE Best Student Paper Award. This competition is an excellent way to raise the visibility of your research and receive detailed feedback at the premiere gathering of energy economists.

A panel of energy economists will select the winners of the first-place prize of $1,000 and three runners up with prizes of $500 each.

All four winners will be invited to attend the 39th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, with registration fees waived, to receive their prizes at the Awards Luncheon on Monday October 24 and to present their papers at a special session.

The same paper may be submitted for both the Best Paper Competition and a concurrent session presentation, though if it is accepted for both, the student must choose one venue in which to present it.

To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must:

The paper must:

  • be original work completed by the student;
  • not be co-authored by a faculty member or non-student (papers co-authored by fellow students are accepted)
  • not have previously won a prize at an IAEE affiliated conference.

Application materials consist of:

  • Paper abstract; (may be same as abstract submitted to conference for a concurrent session presentation, in case one has been submitted);
  • Paper – double-spaced; 8.5 by 11 inch page setup; 30 pages maximum in PDF (any paper that exceeds the page limitation will be subject to disqualification);
  • Letter from applicant verifying he/she meets qualifications (include photocopy of student ID);
  • Letter from applicant’s advisor or another faculty member familiar with applicant’s research confirming that paper meets qualifications for submission and recommending it for consideration.

If the same paper is submitted for both the Best Paper Award and the Student Poster Session and selected as a finalist in both sessions, the student must nominate to appear in one competition or the other but not both. Please note: in order to receive the award, students must attend the conference and present their paper. The paper and application deadline is August 1. Please submit all materials electronically in PDF format to [email protected], with “Submission for Best Student Paper Award” in the subject line. Note: student papers submitted for concurrent sessions can be considered if they submit a full paper. You will be notified as to the disposition of your paper.

For further questions regarding the USAEE/IAEE Best Student Paper Award, please email [email protected]. Concurrent Session Presentation and Poster Proposal Format Authors wishing to make a concurrent session or a poster presentation must submit a proposal that briefly describes the topic, research or case study to be presented. The proposal should include the following sections:

1. Overview or summary of the topic including its background and potential significance
2. Description of the context, data used, or illustrative example of the topic
3. Summary of key insights, results or further questions
4. Conclusions: Lessons learned, business or market implications, recommendations for further work

Please CLICK HERE for instructions and requirements for submitting a proposal.

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