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SIG-SI Awards

Best Paper and Emerging SI Researchers Awards 2024

The Special Interest Group for Social Informatics (SIG SI) of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is excited to announce a call for the best paper and emerging researchers awards in 2024. These awards aim to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of social informatics and offer a platform for sharing innovative research at the 87th Annual Meeting of the ASIS&T.

Award categories

We seek nominations in the following two categories:

  1. Best Paper: Open to researchers at all career stages, including students, early-career researchers, and established scholars. This award celebrates a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceeding paper published in 2023. The recipient(s) will be honored with a $100 cash prize and an invitation to present their work at the ASIS&T 2024 Annual Meeting.
  2. Emerging Social Informatics Researchers: Dedicated to up to two students focusing on social informatics research. Preference is given to lead authors of peer-reviewed works. Winners will receive ASIS&T Annual Meeting registration support and the chance to showcase their projects at the ASIS&T 2024 Annual Meeting.

Application process

To apply, please send the following supporting materials to Julaine Clunis (, SIG SI Awards Coordinator, by July 1, 2024, 11:59 pm EDT (UTC-4): We will notify award winners via email in August 2024. Please use the subject line "SIG SI 2024 Award Submission - [Award Category] - [Applicant's Name]" when submitting.

  • For the Best Paper Award
    • A full reference of the nominated article, including authors, title, and publication venue.
    • A brief explanation of why this article is being nominated.
    • A brief bio of the author(s).
    • A digital copy of the article (PDF preferred).
  • For the Emerging Social Informatics Researchers Award

    • Your name and university/institutional email address.
    • Your university/institution and department.
    • A short statement (~300 words, plus references) describing your research in social informatics.
    • Proof of student status (current course schedule or a letter from your program, department, or dissertation/thesis chair).
    • Reference any relevant paper or poster submitted or accepted to the ASIS&T 2024 Annual Meeting (included in your email or as an attached PDF).


At least one author of the best paper must be a member of ASIST&T at the time of submission. Award winners of emerging SI researchers should also be registered as ASIST&T members. Please provide a proof of valid ASIST&T membership when submitting papers to the call for award.

For any questions or clarifications regarding the application process, please contact SIG SI Chair - Pu Yan ( or SIG SI Awards Coordinator - Julaine Clunis (

We encourage submissions from all members of the social informatics and ASIST&T community. Your research is invaluable to the advancement of our field.

Previous Winners of Best Paper Award

Previous Winners of Best Student Paper Award