Junior Faculty Forum Paper Competition
Submission Deadline for the 2016 paper competition is July 8, 2016.
Purpose of the Award
The Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Forum invites submissions to the JFIG paper competition. JFIG Forum was created in 2001 to promote the career development of tenure-track faculty in INFORMS. The goals of the paper competition are to encourage research among junior faculty and to increase the visibility of research conducted by junior faculty within the fields of operations research and management science.
The entries will be judged and up to six finalists will be selected by the award committee. The papers submitted for the competition will be evaluated based on the importance of the topic, appropriateness of the research approach, and the significance of research contribution.
For the 2016 competition, first place carries a cash award of $500, second place $250, third place $150, and the remaining finalists $100 each. Winners will be announced at the INFORMS annual meeting, where all finalists will present their research at a JFIG sponsored session. The first, second, and third place winners will be invited to submit their papers (if not already under review or published) to Operations Research for an expedited review that extends the review process undertaken during the competition.
School of Industrial/Systems Engineering
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