Prizes and Awards

EISA Outstanding Contribution Award

EISA Members are invited to nominate outstanding candidates for the EISA Outstanding Contribution Award by 15th December 2017. EISA OCA candidates are IR scholars who have provided an innovative contribution to the IR discipline in Europe. Presently serving board members are ineligible.

An Award Committee, appointed by the EISA board by January 2018, will select the top candidate. The form should include the candidates' curriculum vitae and an endorsement statement between 50–250 words. All nomination materials should be submitted electronically to info@eisa-net.org.

Full description of application procedure follows:

The EISA Outstanding Contribution Award is established to recognize an outstanding contribution to the field of International Relations in Europe. It is awarded to IR scholars who have provided an innovative contribution to the IR discipline in Europe. He/she has made outstanding accomplishments in academic research in IR and also in developing the European IR scholarly networks.

Criteria

An EISA Outstanding Contribution Award candidate is expected to have:

  • provided an innovative contribution to European IR;
  • demonstrated commitment to the profession over time;
  • provided academic research that has benefited the field of European IR;
  • endeavored to enhance the professional image and scholarly networks of European IR.

Selection Method

The EISA Outstanding Contribution Award is given annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the goals that EISA promotes.

A call for nominations is launched every year. EISA Members are invited to nominate outstanding candidates and submit a nomination form by December each year.

The form should include the candidates' curriculum vitae and an endorsement statement between 50–250 words. All nomination materials should be submitted electronically.

Presently serving board members are ineligible.

Selection and Notification

The Award Committee is appointed by the EISA board by January each year.

The committee receives all applications and selects the top candidate.

All candidates and nominators will be informed of the outcome by email.

The award recipient will be notified in June so they can attend the award ceremony at the EISA conference.

Award Ceremony

The award ceremony and reception will be held at the annual EISA conference. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by EISA.

Prize

The prize consists of honorary lifetime membership of the EISA'.


2. EISA Best Dissertation Award

Purpose

EISA wishes to support excellent young scholars in the field of International Relations by awarding, annually, the Best Dissertation Award - including the opportunity to publish the dissertation in the PSIR book series.

Criteria

  • originality
  • significance
  • rigour

Prize

The winner will receive

  • Palgrave book vouchers worth 250 Euros
  • a commitment to publish the thesis in the PSIR book series, subject to proper editorial review and revision
  • a commitment to advertise that this book is the winner of the EISA Best Dissertation Award
  • free registration to the annual EISA Conference
  • one year EISA membership
  • presentation of the award at the conference
  • and an invitation to the Award Winners’ Roundtable

Eligibility

Eligible dissertations

  • must have been examined/defended in the previous calendar year
  • must be written in English
  • must be nominated by an EISA member

Nominations

Nominations must

  • be made by the supervisor and one external member of the examination committee
  • include a maximum one page description and justification setting out the originality, significance and rigour of the study
  • include an electronic copy of the dissertation (pdf or docx file)
  • be submitted electronically to info@eisa-net.org by 31st January

Procédures

The selection committee will comprise of

  • 2 members of the PSIR editorial board (appointed by the PSIR board)
  • 1 EISA board member (appointed by the EISA board)
  • 1 external member (selected by the EISA board)
  • decisions are based on the criteria
  • decisions will be consensual or majoritarian
  • in case of a deadlock, an additional EISA board member will join deliberations with the deciding voice
  • the selection committee will be established at the January board meeting
  • decisions have to be made in time for the board meeting in May
  • they will subsequently communicated to all candidates and nominators

Award Announcements

Best Article in the European Journal of International Relations

Congratulations to Jason Ralph and Jess Gifkins who won the 2017 Best Article in EJIR Award for 'The purpose of United Nations Security Council practice: Contesting competence claims in the normative context created by the Responsibility to Protect' (23:3, 630-653).

 

Best Article in Global Affairs

Congratulations to Sebastian Oberthür who won the 2017 Best Article in Global Affairs Award for 'Where to go from Paris? The European Union in climate geopolitics' (2:2, 119-130).

 

Best Graduate Paper Prize

Congratulations to Nele Kortendiek who won the 2017 Best Graduate Paper Prize for 'The Linked Institutional Ecology of Mixed Migration - How Professional Knowledge Generates Governing Practices Across the Boundaries of Global Migration Organisations'.