Now you can nominate outstanding research and theses for The Ester Boserup Prizes – University of Copenhagen

15 September 2017

Now you can nominate outstanding research and theses for The Ester Boserup Prizes

Now it is time to nominate outstanding development research and theses for this year's Ester Boserup Prize for Research on Development and the only two year old Ester Boserup Thesis Prize.

The Copenhagen Centre for Development Research writes following about the prizes: 

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 marginalization and political participation, and of lawlessness and justice. The prize is being awarded for the sixth 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 2017.

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 30 November 2017 for the 2018 prizes. Nominations from previous years for the Ester Boserup Prize for Research on Development will still be considered.

Award of the Prizes
The 2018 Prizes will be presented at University of Copenhagen in the spring of 2018 where the recipients of the awards will give public lectures.

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

Previous recipients have been
James Scott (2013), Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan (2014),
Susan Whyte and Steven Jensen (2015), Nandini Sundar (2016), Timothy Mitchell and Emilija Zabiliute (2017)