Call for nominations for the Ester Boserup Prizes 2016 – University of Copenhagen

19 October 2015

Call for nominations for the Ester Boserup Prizes 2016

The Copenhagen Centre for Development Research invites nominations for the Ester Boserup Prizes 2016.

The Ester Boserup Prize for Research on Development is awarded for outstanding social science research on development and economic history. The prize will be presented to a scholar whose research has improved and deepened our knowledge of development dynamics and economic history, of poverty and wealth, of marginaliza-tion and political participation, and of lawlessness and justice. The prize is being awarded for the fourth time.

The Ester Boserup Thesis Prize (awarded for the first time in 2015), will be awarded to a brilliant PhD thesis that treats one or several issues of development dynamics, of poverty and wealth, of marginalization and political participation, and of lawlessness and justice. The thesis must be successfully defended at the University of Copenhagen in 2015.

Nomination for the Prizes:
Candidates for the Ester Boserup Prize for Research on Development can be nominated by groups or individuals. Candidates for the Ester Boserup Thesis Prize can be nominated by the thesis supervisor.

The motivation for the nomination of either prize of maximum 1 page must be sent to the Director of the Copenhagen Centre for Development Research, Christian Lund by December 1st 2015, for the 2016-Prizes. Nominations from previous years for the Ester Boserup Prize for Research on Development will still be considered.

Award of the Prizes:
The 2016 Prizes will be presented at Copenhagen University in the spring of 2016 where the recipients of the awards will give public lectures.

For additional information, please contact Christian Lund (clund@ifro.ku.dk).
www.ccdr.ku.dk

Previous recipients have been:

  • James Scott (2013),
  • Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan (2014)
  • Susan Whyte and Steven Jensen (2015)