CEEISA-CEEPIR Best Dissertation Award

One of CEEISA’s main goals is to support the next generation of IR scholars, promoting their research and making it available to broader audience. With this aim in mind, CEEISA announces its annual Best Dissertation Award, which will also result in the dissertation’s publication in the exciting and newly relaunched  CEEPIR  book series with Palgrave Macmillan. 

All English-language dissertations in the broader field of international relations, defended in the academic year 2018/19 (September 2018 to August 2019), are eligible. Our series retains its traditional focus on the region but has recently extended its remit and all potential nominees are encouraged to visit the book series website before the nomination. The dissertation has to be nominated or self-nominated by a CEEISA member and sent in electronic form to the CEEISA Secretariat (Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript.), together with a cover letter explaining the reasons for the nomination. All nominations must be sent by 30 September 2019

All nominated dissertations will be assessed by a selection committee. This committee will consist of two CEEISA Board members and one CEEPIR book series editor, who will decide with a simple majority. The winner and all other nominated participants will be informed no later than 13 December 2019.

The winner will:

  • receive the right to publish the dissertation with the CEEPIR book series, subject to a rigorous external review and any necessary revisions as specified by CEEPIR editors;
  • be awarded with a free one-year CEEISA membership as well as a fee waiver for the next CEEISA annual conference;
  • be formally presented with the Award during the Best Dissertation Ceremony at the next CEEISA conference (the conference following Belgrade June 2019);
  • receive a book voucher for Palgrave Macmillan publications (250 euros);
  • enjoy professional dissemination of both the award announcement and the publication through dedicated Palgrave marketing channels.