8th MEL PhD COMPETITION (2019-2022)

Busan, Korea, 29 June – 1 July 2022 (Hybrid-ΖΟΟΜ)

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In pursuit of its commitment to promote quality research and strengthen research links, particularly among young researchers, MEL organizes its eighth Competition for the best PhD theses that have been successfully defended during the period 1st March 2019 to 28th February, 2022*

The “MEL Palgrave-Macmillan-Springer” Prize for the best PhD thesis in the 2019-2022 triennium is accompanied by a premium of € 1,000. Prizes for the runner up and the third place will be announced in due course. The 3 short-listed authors will be invited to present their work in a special session of the IAME2022 conference, either physically or through ZOOM.

Authors should submit an electronic copy of their thesis plus an approximately 6,000-word paper of publishable quality, encapsulating the essence of the thesis (particularly the methodological part). Literature review should be limited to the absolute minimum, i.e., to works that bear directly upon the development of the thesis. MEL’s Instructions for Authors can be found on the journal’s website. The winner will be published in MEL. Thesis and paper can be emailed to Professor Young-Tae Chang (ytchang@inha.ac.kr) with cc to haralambides@ese.eur.nl no later than the 28th of February, 2022. Submissions should be accompanied by a letter from the competent university authorities indicating the date the PhD thesis was defended.

*PhDs defended shortly before or after these cutoff dates could also be considered at the sole discretion of the jury. Such authors may contact professor Haralambides at haralambides@ese.eur.nl to motivate their specific circumstances.