Best Practices for allocation of prize money for collaborative research posters with multiple student authors.
All ISSR prize money should be allocated to students, not faculty or staff.
On posters in which the study design, data collection, data analysis, and poster preparation was completed by a student first-author, ISSR recommends that the bulk of the prize money should go to the first-author student.
On posters in which the study design, data collection, data analysis, and poster preparation was completed collaboratively by multiple students (including in other iterations of the project, such as during preparation for peer-reviewed publication) with or without major faculty assistance, ISSR recommends that the prize money should be split equally amont student co-authors.
ISSR recognizes that each collaboration has unique dynamics, and we invite faculty mentors to provide mentorship to students in evaluating each case. ISSR encourages faculty mentors to provide students with written coauthorship guidelines produced by relevent professional societies, journals, or lab groups as part of their research education.