European Studies First Article Prize

The European Studies First Article Prize honors the writers of the best first articles on European studies published within a two-year period and will be awarded to two scholars, one working in the humanities and one in the social sciences.

A multi-disciplinary First Article Prize Committee appointed by CES will choose the winners. Each prize winner will receive $250 and public recognition on CES’ website and publications.

*The European Studies First Article Prize is awarded in odd years, alternating with the European Studies Book Award


For the 2023 European Studies First Article Prize, each nominated article must meet the following criteria: 

  • be the first article published by the nominee in the field of European Studies in a peer-reviewed journal
  • be published between [period to be announced]
  • be the work of one author only or be an article on which the nominee is the first author
  • be authored by a member of CES or full-time faculty/a student of a member institution.

Nominations may be submitted by the publisher, editor, author, or admiring colleagues, and must be accompanied by a nomination form and digital copy of the nominated article (articles should be directly attached to the nomination form.) Paper submissions will not be accepted.

Defining the Humanities and Social Sciences 

For the purposes of the European Studies First Article Prize Competition, the Committee will adhere to the following definition of the Humanities and Social Sciences.   

Humanities Social Sciences
English Anthropology
Comparative Literature Economics
History Sociology
Classics Geography
Religion Political Science/Government
Philosophy Education
Rhetoric Communications/Marketing
Law Business Administration
the Arts Public Administration
Linguistics International Relations
Specific language Studies Criminology 

Note: This list should not be interpreted as excluding submissions from disciplines or areas of research not listed. For more guidance on issues of disciplinary eligibility please contact CES at: