European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize

European Studies First Article Prize call for nominations

The European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize is designed to encourage interest and collaborative, interdisciplinary work in the field of European Studies by rewarding talented undergraduates who have conducted original research in the field. The prize is awarded to the best research papers written in English on any subject in European Studies as part of an undergraduate university degree program. Projects that incorporate another discipline and a second contributor are strongly encouraged.

Five prizes will be awarded in 2021. A multidisciplinary selection committee appointed by CES’ Executive Committee will choose the winners. Each winner (or winning collaborative team) will receive a check for $100, along with public recognition in CES’ European Studies Newsletter, and on CES’ website. As well, the winning project will be featured on EuropeNow Campus, the educational corner of EuropeNow, CES’ online journal of research, art, and politics relating to Europe. In addition, prize winners who are interested in attending the CES conference may request one conference registration fee waiver for any conference in the three years following their award. 



Each nominated project must meet the following criteria:
  • be a paper authored or co-authored by undergraduate student(s) in the field of European Studies;
  • be in the 4,000-6,000 word range, with a maximum word count of 8,000;
  • be written in English;
  • be the work of one author, or the collaborative work of two authors, or the collaborative work of one author and one artist. Collaborative, co-authored projects incorporating various disciplines are strongly encouraged;
  • be authored by a student, or students, of an institution that is a member of the CES Academic Consortium.
Nominations may be submitted by the author(s), and must be accompanied by a nomination form and digital copy of the nominated project. (Projects should be directly attached to the nomination form.)  Paper submissions will not be accepted. 


Nominations will be accepted from October 1, 2020 until March 1, 2021. The winners will be announced in June of 2021.


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