Best Student Paper Award

Sibling Relationships Focus Group

2022 Recipient

Kristen “KP” Puckett, M.S., Virginia Tech
“Perceptions of Relational Strengths and Stressors Among Those with Siblings With Suicidal Ideation: A Mixed Methods Study”


The Best Student Paper Award will recognize students who conduct excellent research on sibling relationships.



A certificate will be presented at the Sibling Relationships focus group annual meeting held at the NCFR Annual Conference. No monetary award will be issued.



For a student to be eligible for this award:

  • their paper must be accepted for presentation at the NCFR conference; and
  • they must be the first author; they must be a student at the time of submission; and
  • they must be a current member of NCFR and maintain NCFR membership through receipt of the award during the upcoming annual NCFR conference; and
  • their paper must focus on sibling relationships. 


Nomination/application process

Students who meet the award criteria may submit their proposal to the review committee.



June 15: Application deadline

July 31: The winner is notified by this date