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Best PhD Thesis Prize

Awarded annually for the PhD thesis that has made an original and promising contribution

Call for Nominations 2021

The annual Best PhD Thesis Prize is now open for nominations.

UACES awards a prize annually for the book that has made the most substantial and original contribution to knowledge in the area of contemporary European Studies and the PhD thesis that has made an original and promising contribution to research in the area of contemporary European Studies in the previous year.

The deadline for nominations is 15 February 2021.

 

Eligibility and Prize:

The PhD thesis must:

  • have been written in English;
  • have been examined in the previous calendar year (i.e. up to 31 December 2020);
  • be authored by an Individual, Early-Career or Student member of UACES.

 

 

Nominations should be sent to the UACES office and must include:

  • an electronic copy of the thesis (PDF sent to admin@uaces.org);
  • Email Address of Candidate, Institution & Department, Title of PhD, Date of PhD Submission, Date of passing PhD, Date of viva.
  • A supporting statement (150 words max.) is required from both your Supervisor and your External Examiner. Please indicate the names of these individuals in your email and ask them to send their statements to admin@uaces.org before the deadline clearly stating your name in their email.

The prize is 100 GBP and the winning scholar will be invited to attend our Annual Conference as our guest and to collect the prize.

 

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Previous Winners

Year
Year

Author
Author

Thesis Title
Thesis Title

Institution
Institution

Year
2019

Author
Anna Wambach

Thesis Title
The European Union in British news discourse from 2014 to 2015: A Dialectical-Relational Critical Discourse Analysis

Institution

Year
2018

Author
Koen Slootmaeckers

Thesis Title
From ‘Strategic Accession’ to ‘Tactical Europeanisation’? The Promotion of and Resistance to LGBT Equality in Serbia’s European Integration Process

Institution
Queen Mary University of London

Year
2017

Author
Lisanne Groen

Thesis Title
The Importance of Fitting Activities to Context: The EU in Multilateral Climate and Biodiversity Negotiations

Institution
Free University of Brussels

Year
2016

Author
Paul Tobin

Thesis Title
Explaining Climate Policy Variation in Developed States

Institution
University of York

Year
2015

Author
Rikke Wagner

Thesis Title
Exit as Voice: Transnational Citizenship Practices in Response to Denmark’s Family Unification Policy

Institution
London School of Economics and Politics Science

Year
2014

Author
Sonja Kittelsen

Thesis Title
The EU and the Securitization of Pandemic Influenza

Institution
Aberystwyth University

Year
2013

Author
Ania Zbyszewska

Thesis Title
Gendering the European Working-Time Regimes - The Universe of Political Discourse, Working-Time Regulation, and Gender Equality in the Wider European Union and in Poland

Institution
University of Victoria

Year
2012

Author
Alison Johnston

Thesis Title
European Monetary Union and Institutional Change: The Perverse Effects of Supranational Macroeconomic Regimes on Wage Inflation

Institution
London School of Economics & Political Science

Year
2011

Author
eike Klüver

Thesis Title
Lobbying in the European Union: Interest Group Influence on Policy Formulation

Institution
University of Mannheim

Year
2010

Author
Ronan McCrea

Thesis Title
Religion and the Public Order of the European Union

Institution
London School of Economics & Political Science

Year
2009

Author
Frank Häge

Thesis Title
Decision-Making in the Council of the European Union: The Role of Committees

Institution
Universiteit Leiden

Year
2008

Author
Mihalis Kritikos

Thesis Title
Institutions and Science in the Authorization of GMO Releases in the EU (1990-2007): The False Promise of Proceduralism

Institution
London School of Economics & Political Science

Year
2007

Author
Thomas Larue

Thesis Title
Agents in Brussels: Delegations and Democracy in the European Union

Institution
Umeå Universitet

Year
2006

Author
Sara Hobolt

Thesis Title
Europe in Question: The Role of Political Information in Referendums on European Integration

Institution
University of Cambridge

Year
2006

Author
Maria Strömvik

Thesis Title
To Act as a Union: Explaining the development of the EU's collective foreign policy

Institution
Lunds Universitet

Year
2005

Author
Dermot Hodson

Thesis Title
Economic Governance and the Dual Outcome in Euro Area Fiscal Policy 1999-2002

Institution
London School of Economics & Political Science