ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Awards

Up to twenty Distinguished Student Paper Awards are given each year to assist students in presenting contributed papers at the ENAR Spring Meeting. Each winner receives a certificate, reimbursement for travel expenses up to $650, tuition waiver for one ENAR short course of choice, and an invitation to the Monday evening ENAR President's Reception. The author of the most outstanding paper also receives the John Van Ryzin Award, which includes an additional $500 prize.


To be eligible, a student must be an ENAR member, a degree candidate at an accredited institution in any term during 2016, and able to present the research during the ENAR Spring Meeting, March 12-15, 2017, in Washington, DC. Reported research should be the work of the student and relevant to biometric applications. The student must be the first (senior) author, although the manuscript can be coauthored with a faculty advisor or a small number of collaborators. The paper must not be published or accepted for publication at the time of submission. Previous recipients of a Distinguished Student Paper Award from any region of the International Biometric Society and students presenting papers on the 2017 invited program are not eligible.

All required materials for a Student Paper Award must be received by the ENAR Business Office, including the electronic submission of the manuscript and the abstract through www.enar.org, by 11:59 p.m. EDT October 15, 2016. Only complete submissions that meet the eligibility requirements, follow the described guidelines, and are received by October 15 will be considered. (Please refer to the complete details of Submission of Manuscripts below.) Manuscripts are reviewed without author or institutional identification. Please be certain the text contains no such identifying information or obvious cues.

ENAR Student Paper Awards Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be no more than 25 pages in length, with one-inch margins, a 12-point font size, and no more than 25 lines per page, double-spaced. The submission should include a title page that gives the title, a brief abstract one paragraph in length, and keywords. Authors' names, co-authors' names, and affiliations should not be included on the title page. No identifying information should be included anywhere in the paper or the filename submitted online. References should be typed using the style of the Biometrics journal. Tables and figures should be separated from the text and included at the end of the manuscript. Tables and figures, appendices, acknowledgments, and references are included in the 25-page limit. The title page with summary abstract and keywords is excluded from the 25-page limit. Out of respect for all applicants, NO EXCEPTIONS to the eligibility criteria or submission deadlines will be made. Please plan ahead!

Review Criteria

Up to 20 award winners will be selected through review, blinded to authorship and institutional affiliation, by the ENAR Student Awards Committee chaired by 2016 ENAR Immediate Past President Jose' Pinheiro.

Selection criteria will emphasize the strength of the manuscript in four areas:

Submission of Student Papers

All manuscripts and supporting documentation must be submitted No Later Than 11:59 p.m. EDT October 15, 2016. You are required to complete both Steps 1 and 2. No identifying information should be included anywhere in the paper or the filename submitted online.