Submitted by Anne Beschnett, Professional Practice Committee
Greetings from the Midwest Chapter Professional Practice Committee!
Are you starting to think about paper and poster submissions for the 2014 Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting in Bismarck? Are you thinking of reporting on a research-based project (from either the past, present or future)? Consider putting together a submission to be considered for one of the Professional Practice Committee Research Awards – you have nothing to lose, except for a chance at a monetary award!
Midwest Chapter will grant awards to the primary author of the best research paper and the best research poster presentations. Monetary awards total $500 (1st place paper and poster will each receive $150, 2nd place paper and poster will each receive $100).
To be eligible for consideration for a Research Award, the papers and posters must meet the following criteria:
- Selected for presentation at Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting
- One author must be a Midwest Chapter member
- One author must be present at the paper/poster presentation
- When submitting your paper or poster abstract for consideration, indicate that you would like to be considered for the Research Awards
Judging is coordinated by the Professional Practice Committee. The quality of the research as presented at the meeting will be evaluated and scored using standardized poster and paper evaluation forms, and will take into consideration study design, validity, reliability, presentation, and implications of the research. You can find out more about the judging criteria here.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Professional Practice Committee:
Natalie Reed (nreedx at midwestern dot edu)
Diane Hummel (diane dot hummel at spectrum-health dot org)
Heidi Duggan (heidi at northwestern dot edu)
Jolene Miller (Jolene dot Miller at utoledo dot edu)
Anne Beschnett (besch015 at umn dot edu)