Research Network Awards & Prizes

Are you a member of one of CES’ Research Networks? You could be eligible for one of several awards and prizes being offered by our network chairs. Please note, only RN Members in good standing with active CES membership status are eligible. Nominees who are not CES members will not be considered. Keep scrolling for the full list of awards and prizes.

How to nominate

  1. Make sure the person you are nominating is an active CES member. Individuals nominated who are not a member will not be considered
  2. Download and fill out this form.
  3. Email the completed form directly to the Chairs of the Research Network for which you are nominating an award. Use the subject line “Nomination Form: Research Network Awards.” For contact details, click here.

Critical European Studies

Interdisciplinary pedagogical project in European Studies

This teaching award recognizes an innovative interdisciplinary pedagogical project undertaken in 2020. Open to all who teach at any level of their career (including graduate students who taught their own course, i.e. teaching assistants are not eligible). The winner will be awarded $200 and have the opportunity to be published on CES’ online journal, EuropeNow. ATTENTION: This award has a separate nomination process. Please download, fill out, and email this form to RN chair, Helene Ducros.

First paper by a PhD student or junior scholar (PhD+ 1)

This first paper award recognizes a PhD student or recent PhD for the publication of a single author paper in a peer-reviewed journal in any discipline on any topic that is relevant to the study of Europe. The paper must have been published during 2020. The award is available to current PhD students or junior scholars who have received their PhD after January 1st, 2019. The winner will be awarded $200 and have the opportunity to be published in CES’ online journal, EuropeNow.

Political Economy and Welfare

Political Economy and Welfare Best Paper Prize

This network calls for nominations for its annual Best Paper Prize, awarded to the best paper within the network presented at the upcoming 2021 International Conference of Europeanists. The selected paper will be published (after revisions) in the Journal of European Public Policy. 

Political Parties, Party Systems, and Elections

Peter Mair Prize

This network welcomes nominations for its inaugural Peter Mair Prize. The network is awarding the prize to the best paper on Political Parties, Party Systems, and Elections presented at the upcoming 2021 International Conference of Europeanists. $500 will be awarded to the author/s of the best paper. Winner(s) will also have the opportunity to be published in CES’ online journal, EuropeNow.

Radicalism and Violence

Radicalism and Violence Best Paper Prize

This network calls for early-career researchers to submit their papers for consideration for the Best Paper Prize. The prize will be awarded to the best paper on Radicalism and Violence presented at the upcoming 2021 Int’l Conference of Europeanists. To be eligible, you must be a member of the research network (at the time of the conference) and presenting a paper at the CES annual conference in June 2021. The winner will receive a certificate from CES and have the opportunity to be published in CES’ online journal, EuropeNow.

Transnational Memory and Identity

Transnational Memory and Identity Best Paper Prize

This network invites submissions from PhD students and/or junior scholars for the first annual Prize for the best paper presented at the upcoming 2021 International Conference of Europeanists. Only active network members will be considered. The winner will be awarded $250 and have the opportunity to be published in CES’ online journal, EuropeNow.