Outstanding Student Abstract Award

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A cash award of $250 and a certificate will be presented to each of the winners at the Coming Together for Action 2018 conference. This award recognizes excellence in behavioral health and social justice research by a Master's or doctoral student. One award will be open to all students who submit an abstract and one will be given to a student at the University of Colorado School of Public Health.

Eligibility Criteria and Rules of Conduct

Applicants may be Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice members or non-members at the time of abstract submission. Master's and doctoral students applying for this award should be aware of the following rules:

  • Applicants can only submit one abstract for consideration for the Outstanding Student Abstract award. More than one abstract may, however, be submitted for consideration for the conference.
  • Students must present research findings in person at the upcoming Coming Together for Action 2018.
  • In the event the student 1st author cannot either present or receive the award but the abstract is presented by one of the co-authors, the author is still eligible for the award. In that case, it is the responsibility of the student award candidate to inform conference organizers about this change in the presentation of the paper and the receipt of the award.
  • In the event an abstract selected for the student award is withdrawn by the author, it is the responsibility of the student award candidate to notify the conference organizers about the withdrawal at least one month in advance of the conference.


Abstracts should be submitted in response to the regular call for abstracts by the May 15, 2018 deadline.

Review & Selection Process

A subcommittee of the conference's Scientific Committee will review abstracts with a student identified as the presenter on the abstract form. Abstracts will be judged based on scientific rigor, relevance, and potential impact.


Supported by the Colorado School of Public Health and the Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice


If there are any questions, please contact [email protected]


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