MOLS2006, the International Conference on the Methodology of 
Longitudinal Surveys, will be held in Essex, UK, in July 2006.

The conference organisers are pleased to announce that a prize will be 
awarded for the best paper presented at the conference by a full-time 
student. A panel of judges will select the best paper based both on the 
written paper and the presentation, with approximately equal weight 
given to each. To be eligible, both the first author of the paper and 
the presenter must be a full-time student enrolled during 2005-06 in a 
recognised educational establishment. It is acceptable for the paper to 
be co-authored by the student's supervisor or other non-student.

The prize, sponsored by John Wiley and sons, will be a set of books from 
the Wiley Survey Methodology 
<>series, with a list 
price of over 300 (over US$500). The winner will also receive a 

To be considered for the prize, the paper must be accepted as a 
contributed conference paper. An abstract must be submitted by 19 
December 2005. Additionally, a full written paper must be submitted by 
25 May 2006 for consideration by the judges. In both the paper and 
presentation, we are looking for clarity of thought and of presentation 
and originality and relevance of the contribution. We reserve the right 
to request proof of student status. The prize will be awarded during the 
final plenary session of the conference by the conference Chair.

For more information about the prize and the conference:

Peter Lynn ([log in to unmask])
Professor of Survey Methodology
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
University of Essex, Colchester, UK CO4 3SQ
tel: +44 (0)1206 874809; fax: +44 (0)1206 873151