Thursday, 26 July 2012

2012 Global Water Forum Emerging Scholars Award; Apply

Emerging Scholars Award invites to participate in the 2012 Global Water Forum Emerging Scholars Award.
 
This award is an opportunity for early-career scholars and practitioners working in water-related fields to publish a brief article which presents their research, projects, or opinions to a global audience.

Participants are required to:
·         Submit an 800-1000 word article relevant to one of three themes including “Water Security”, “Water Economics”, “Transboundary Water Governance”
·         Be a PhD recipient or PhD candidate under 36 years of age.

The top 10 finalists will be offered the opportunity to publish on the Global Water Forum site and in the GWF Discussion Paper Series during September/October 2012. First prize is US$500; second prize is US$300; and third prize is US$200. The Emerging Scholars Award will be judged by leading water researchers from the Australian National University.

Submissions:
Eligible submissions to the award will belong to one of the following three categories:
  • ·         Research pieces – a summary or overview of water-related academic research undertaken by the author. This may be research that has already been published elsewhere or unpublished research.
  • ·         Project pieces – an overview of a field-based water project or projects that the author is or has been involved in, describing the challenges, successes, lessons, etc.
  • ·         Opinion pieces – insightful, evidence based comment on current or future water issues. This could involve issues that already prominent in public discourse, or issues that the author believes should be prominent.
All articles must be original pieces of work. Whilst submissions are encouraged that are based on or summarize previously published work, the text in submissions to the award must be original. Examples of previously published summary articles can be found here. Submitted articles must be relevant to one of the three themes: “Water Security”, “Water Economics”, “Transboundary Water Governance”. Articles may be relevant to more than one theme but this would not affect judging outcomes.
All submissions must contain at least three references to other publications, such as peer-reviewed journal articles or grey literature (policy reports, published working papers, etc.). A maximum of three figures is permitted. The GWF Editorial Team is unable to provide feedback on submissions or advise on the status of entries.

Judging criteria:
Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
·         Originality of thought or approach to a subject/issue/problem
·         Written expression
·         Clarity and soundness of argument

The scholars are looking for well-written, interesting articles that present innovative research, significant insights, or compelling arguments.

The Emerging Scholars Award will be judged by leading academics from the Australian National University: Professor Quentin Grafton, Dr Jamie Pittock, and Dr Daniel Connell. The GWF Editorial Team will assist in the judging process.

Finalists:
The top 10 finalists will be offered the opportunity to publish on the Global Water Forum site and in the GWF Discussion Paper Series during September/October 2012. The top 10 finalists will be notified by Monday 17 September at the latest and asked to provide evidence that they are either a PhD recipient or PhD scholar (e.g. link to institutional staff page) and their age was 35 years or younger on the closing date for entries (e.g. scan of passport or driver’s license).

The top 10 finalists will be published on the GWF site in three weekly installments beginning Monday 1 October. The top 3 prize winners will be announced in the final installment on Monday 15 October.

Financial Awards:
Financial prize winners will be contacted after the official announcement on the site on Monday 15 October. Prize winners will be asked to provide details to a PayPal account in order to transfer their winnings. First prize is US$500; second prize is US$300; and third prize is US$200. Entrants who are or have been employed by the Global Water Forum or are current or former students of Professor Grafton and Drs Connell and Pittock are ineligible to receive a financial prize associated with the Emerging Scholars Award.

Applications open Friday 6 July and close Monday 27 August at midnight (GMT).

For further information, visit the link.

Source Link: http://www.fundsforngos.org/awards-and-prizes/emerging-scholars-award/#ixzz21k714gh7

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