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ISID Announces Two New Undergraduate Research Paper Prizes

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Published: 12 Apr 2013

The Institute for the Study of International Development is proud to announce two new undergraduate research paper prizes:  the ISID-World Bank Institute Prize for the best research paper on governance, and the Albert O. Hirschman Prize for the best research paper written by an undergraduate in a course recognized as part of the International Development Studies Program.

The Albert O. Hirschman Prize is for the best research paper written by an undergraduate in a course recognized as part of the International Development Studies Program. Named after the distinguished development economist, submissions for the prize must be essays of significant length and can include term papers written for seminars, internship papers, and honors theses. Submissions are by nomination from a professor. Professors may nominate only one paper each year. A committee made up of ISID faculty members will adjudicate and award the prize at the end of the academic year. The prize will come with a $500.00 award. The recipient's name will also be inscribed on a plaque in Peterson Hall.

The ISID-World Bank Institute Prize is for the best research paper on governance written by an undergraduate in a course recognized as part of the International Development Studies Program. Submissions for the prize must be essays of significant length and can include term papers written for seminars, internship papers, and honors theses. Submissions are by nomination from a professor. A committee made up of ISID faculty members and World Bank staff will adjudicate and award the prize at the end of the academic year. The prize will come with a $500.00 award.

Applying for the Albert O. Hirschman Prize:  Submission Deadline: May 15.  Electronic copies should be sent to kirsty [dot] mckinnon [at] mcgill [dot] ca by the professor making the nomination, along with a brief recommendation statement. "Albert O. Hirschman Prize" should be clearly written in the subject line.  The statement does not have to be long, but it is important given that  papers will reflect from a wide range of topics and academic approaches.

Applying for the ISID World Bank Institute Prize: Submission Deadline: May 31. Electronic copies should be sent to kirsty [dot] mckinnon [at] mcgill [dot] ca by the professor making the nomination, along with a brief recommendation statement. "ISID-World Bank Institute Prize" should be clearly written in the subject line.  The statement does not have to be long, but it is important given that  papers will reflect from a wide range of topics and academic approaches.

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