Best Abstract by a Student or New Professional Award

2023 Recipient

Chengfei Jiao, M.A., Florida State University 
"Overparenting and Decision Making in Romantic Relationships and Hookups in Emerging Adults" 


The award is intended to recognize outstanding scholarly work by a student or new professional member of the Research and Theory Section (RT).


The award recipient is presented with a $200 cash award and a plaque. The award is presented at the Research and Theory Annual Meeting.


The nominee:

  • must be a student or new professional;
  • must be a current member of NCFR and the Research and Theory Section; and
  • have the highest-rated proposal submitted to the Section.

Nomination/application process

The recipient is selected on the basis of the average rating from the peer reviews. The paper with the highest average score is selected as the recipient. In cases where multiple papers receive the same score, the members of the RT Section executive committee review each of the top scoring papers and vote on the recipient.


July 31: The recipient is notified by this date