for Early Scholars

(2000 Euros)


In order to stimulate advances in the areas of vulnerability and life course studies, the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES (NCCR LIVES) encourages early career scholars to apply to the LIVES Best Paper Award 2018.

The award will be delivered during the next Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) conference taking place in Italy at the University of Milano-Bicocca, 9 - 11 July 2018. In addition to the award, the author will be invited to present the awarded paper during the conference and have her/his travel expenses, conference and hotel fees (3 nights) covered.

1. The paper must be empirical (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-method) and make an important contribution to the domain of vulnerability and life course research. The study would preferably be longitudinal and/or interdisciplinary.
2. The paper must have been published (including online first) in English in a peer- reviewed journal in the year 2017.
3. To be eligible for the award, the author must be the main contributor of the paper as well as have received his or her PhD in 2011 or later (graduation date).

Early career scholars can apply to this award by submitting the published version of the paper in PDF and a short paragraph (100 words max) explaining why the submitted paper deserves to win. Applications can be submitted until 12 April 2018 via this link:

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