EUSA's 1997-1999 Executive Committee established three prizes to be awarded at each EUSA Biennial International Conference. The prizes both recognize and encourage excellence in scholarship in the field of European Union studies. Each prize carries a small cash award (funded by EUSA's Grants and Scholarships Fund) and will be presented to the recipients at the EUSA Conference banquet. The prize selection committees are comprised of EUSA Executive Committee members and established EU scholars.
The prizes and their stipulations are:
Lifetime Contribution Award in EU Studies
The EUSA Executive Committee will select a scholar in the field of EU studies whose lifetime of research and writing have been important, enduring, and widely felt influences on EU scholarship. Nominations for the Lifetime Contribution Award will not be accepted.
Haas Fund Fellowship
The EUSA Haas Fund Fellowship Competition is an annual fellowship for graduate student EU-related dissertation research. Thanks entirely to contributions to our Ernst Haas Memorial Fund for EU Studies, launched in June 2003 to honor the memory of Ernst B. Haas (1924-2003) we will offer at least one unrestricted fellowship of $2000 to support the dissertation research of any graduate student pursuing an EU-related dissertation topic.
EUSA Prize for Best Conference Paper
The EUSA Prize for Best Conference Paper is awarded at each conference for the best nominated paper from the previous conference. All those who presented an original paper at the Conference are eligible, excepting persons who are current members of the EUSA Executive Committee and persons who have already won the EUSA Best Conference Paper Prize. The prize carries a cash award of $100. Information on how to apply for the prize is announced in the Fall preceding each conference.
EUSA Prize for Best Dissertation
The EUSA Prize for Best Dissertation in EU studies is awarded to a dissertation written in English on any aspect of European integration submitted in completion of the Ph.D. at any university in the two academic years preceding an upcoming EUSA Conference. The student must have defended and deposited the final dissertation and graduated (been awarded the PhD degree) during this period as well, and the dissertation submitted for the competition must include a fully signed, dated dissertation committee approval page. Dissertations submitted without the fully signed, dated, committee approval page will be disqualified, as will dissertations submitted for students who did not receive the PhD degree and graduate during the specified time period. Only one dissertation per department at an institution may be nominated for this prize. The prize carries a cash award of $250. Department chairs (not the dissertation committee chair) should send one paper copy of the dissertation with a short cover letter (letter of transmittal) from the chair to the EUSA Administrative Office. Dissertations that are not submitted by the department chair will be disqualified. Dissertations shall be submitted in an electronic format. Information on how to apply for the prize will be announced on this website and the EUSA list serve the Fall before an upcoming conference .
EUSA Book Prize
The 2003-05 Executive Committee of the European Union Studies Association announced the launch of the EUSA Book Prize, to be awarded at each biennial EUSA conference to a book in English on any aspect of EU studies and published in the two years prior to the EUSA Conference. This prize carries a cash award of $300 USD to the author(s). Authors or publishers will submit one (hard) copy of the nominated book with a letter of transmittal to each of the three members of the EUSA Book Prize committee. (Nominated books may not be submitted by e-mail, as galleys or proofs, or in any form other than hard-copy published book.) Information on how to apply for the prize will be announced on this website and the EUSA list serve the Fall before an upcoming conference.
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