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LIVES Best Paper Award 2019 for Early Scholars

Deadline to apply: 31 May 2019

In order to stimulate advances in the areas of vulnerability and life course studies, the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES encourages scholars at the beginning of their career to apply to the LIVES Best Paper Award 2019 for Early Scholars. Deadline for next application: 31 May 2019.

The award will be delivered during the next Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) conference taking place in Germany at the University of Potsdam, 25 - 27 September 2019. In addition to the award, the author will be invited to present the awarded paper during the conference and have her/his travel expenses, conference and hotel fees (3 nights) covered.

Participation Criteria

  • The paper must be empirical (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-method) and make an important contribution to the domain of vulnerability and life course research. The study would preferably be longitudinal and/or interdisciplinary.
  • The paper must have been published (including online first) in an internationally renowned peer-reviewed journal during the year 2018 only.
  • To be eligible for the award, the author must be the main contributor of the paper as well as have received his or her PhD in 2012 or later (graduation date).

Application deadline

Early career scholars shall apply to this award by submitting the published version of the paper in PDF and a short paragraph (100 words max) explaining why the submitted paper deserves to win.

Deadline for next application: 31 May 2019.

For more information and a list of previous winners, visit their website.