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LIVES Best Paper Award 2016 for Early Scholars: 2,000 Euros

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 2016 for Early Scholars.

The award will be delivered during the next Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) conference in Bamberg, Germany, between 5 - 8 October 2016. In addition to the award, travelling expenses, conference and hotel fees (up to 3 nights) will be covered to join the event.

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 English in a peer-reviewed journal in the year 2015.
  • To be eligible for the award, you must be the main contributor and have received your PhD (graduation date) after January 1st, 2009. 

Application deadline

You can apply to the award until July 31th, 2016, by submitting your contact details, a short paragraph (100 words max) explaining why you think your paper deserves to win, and the pdf of your paper in the format of the journal which published it.

>> Please click here to apply