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REMINDER: INFORMS DEI Best Student Paper Award submissions due soon!

  • 1.  REMINDER: INFORMS DEI Best Student Paper Award submissions due soon!

    Posted 06-24-2022 21:34
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    Dear Colleagues,

    We invite applications for the first-ever INFORMS DEI Best Student Paper Award. The award honors outstanding papers on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and social justice-related issues using OR/MS methodologies and written by a student member. The prizes will be awarded at the 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting, and all finalists will be invited to present their papers at a special session sponsored by the DEI Committee.
    The deadline for applications is June 30, 2022. Applications consist of the paper itself and a letter from the student's advisor(s) certifying that all eligibility requirements have been met. Applications must be submitted on the INFORMS award website.

    (New since the first announcement!) Finalists of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award are welcome to submit their original, unpublished work to Management Science (MS). If the authors opt to do this, they must inform the DEI Committee Chair within a month after the finalists are announced. If this option is chosen, papers will be forwarded to MS Editor-In-Chief (EIC) or appropriate Department Editors (DEs), along with their reviews. MS EIC and/or DEs will conduct additional screening and may opt to "sponsor" individual papers by sending out a formal invitation to submit to the journal. Authors of papers invited by MS editors will have two months to submit to the journal. At that point, the paper will undergo the journal review process handled by the "sponsoring" editor.

    Further information is available in the attached document. For inquiries about the nomination process or the award, please contact the award committee co-chairs, Dr. Ebru Bish ( and Dr. Larry Snyder (

    Best wishes,
    Grani Hanasusanto

    Grani A Hanasusanto
    Assistant Professor
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Austin TX