Graduate Student Competition

Graduate Student Competition

Prof. Wang Zhang and Prof. Fereidoon Shahidi Fellowships

Submission Deadline: August 14, 2015

Students entering the competition must submit abstracts no later than August 14, 2015 and should not have graduated earlier than March 31, 2015.

All research must have been completed while the entrant was a graduate student.

The student entering the competition must be the principal author of the paper. The entrant’s name must be listed first to denote the student as the presenter / speaker.

The abstract must be accepted to be presented at the 2015 ISNFF annual conference’s Student Competition Program.

All entries must be submitted online via www.isnff2015.org by August 14, 2015.

If you are entering a poster competition, you must select POSTER ONLY and if you are entering an oral competition, you must select ORAL PREFERRED.

Review criteria 

Competition Committee will select up to twelve for oral and ten for poster finalists using the review criteria. Each reviewer will provide a score for technical merit, writing, and organization. Using these data, the competition chair will determine finalists for onsite judging.

Finalists will be informed by August 31, 2015 and must be presented in Student Competition and Poster Competition programs.

Poster competitions will be scheduled and judged at the same time on September 23 during the nutrition break in the morning. Oral competition will be judged on September 22 in Student Competition Session in the afternoon. Please note that the competition date or time is subject to change.

Award Prizes

Oral competition will recognize up to 12 finalists and give two first place awards of $1000, two second place awards of $600 each, and three third place awards of $300 each and five fourth place awards of $200 each. Two first place awards will be sponsored by two sponsors , respectively.


All the students, including the ones who fail to enter the final oral competition, can take part in poster competition. Poster competition will give one first place award of $500, two second place awards of $300 each, and three third place awards of $200 each.


Poster competitions will be scheduled and judged at the same time on September 23 during the nutrition break in the morning. Oral competition will be judged on September 22 in Student Competition Session in the afternoon. Please note that the competition date or time is subject to change.