The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) invites submissions for the Ernst-Otto Czempiel Award for peace research. The award, in honour of the former director of PRIF, is endowed with 5,000 Euros and will be given for the best postdoctoral monograph published in the field of peace research in 2010 or 2011. Book versions of Ph.D. theses and books by authors of the age of 45 or older at the date of publication are excluded.
Nominations and self-nominations are possible. Every nomination should contain the name, full address and e-mail address of the author and the title of the book. In the case of self-nomination, the application should in addition contain a CV, a list of publications, and a copy of the book (if possible in electronic form). The nomination deadline is 30 April 2012.
The winner will be selected by a jury consisting of Prof. Dr Eva Senghaas-Knobloch, Prof. Dr Dirk Messner and Prof. Dr Harald Müller. The award ceremony will take place during PRIF’s Annual Conference, on 23 November 2012, in Frankfurt/Germany.
Please send nominations and self-nominations toPeace Research Institute Frankfurt
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