PPE young scholars award

05. 12. 2019

Are you a young scientist who is challenging conventional disciplinary boundaries? The PPE Center for Social and Institutional Change - CSIC (formerly Witten Institute of Institutional Chance, WIWA) believes in aspiring young scientists. We invite applications for the annual "PPE young scholars award for social and institutional change”, endowed by the Board of Trustees of Witten/Herdecke University.


"PPE" refers to the variety of theoretical approaches and normative positions on topics and problems at the intersections of philosophy, politics, and economics. For this reason, nominations are open to different theoretical and normative schools. The only criteria are originality and creativity.

With this award, the board of trustees of Witten/Herdecke University and CSIC aim to encourage promising researchers to leave the beaten track and break new ground in research and teaching. The prize is awarded to a young scientist who is contributing to the methodological and thematic diversity within and across economics, political science, and philosophy with new ideas and approaches.

The prize is aimed at junior scientists working in Germany (but not necessarily with German nationality) up to the age of 35 years. It is endowed with 1,000 euros.

The award ceremony will take place as part of the PPE conference (https://www.ppe-conference.org/) on Saturday 18 April 2020 at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany (Main Campus Building, Alfred-Herrhausen-Str. 50, 58448 Witten). After the ceremony, the nominee is expected to give a talk about their research.


Nominations (including self-nominations) should be submitted to the director of CSIC, Prof. Dr. Jens Harbecke (jens.harbecke@uni-wh.de) by 15 January 2020. Documents should include a CV, list of publications, and a cover letter summarizing the content and relevance of the candidate’s research (not more than 2 pages).

A search committee consisting of five members of CSIC will review all nominations after the deadline and inform all candidates on short notice.

Further information about CSIC's work can be found at https://www.uni-wh.de/wiwa