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Call for Papers for the EAPS Gunther Beyer Award at EPC2014!

As a tribute to one of the founding fathers of EAPS, the Council awards a prize for the best paper by a young scholar at each European Population Conference.

Nominating qualifications

Full single or duo authored papers by scholars who are (both) under 35 years of age at the time of the conference may be nominated for the award. To qualify for this award the full paper must be submitted to EAPS one month before the start of the conference, with a request to be nominated and the curriculum vitae of the author.

Nominated papers are judged by a Jury, consisting of Honorary Presidents of EAPS, on the basis of the following criteria:

  • choice of topic and originality,
  • theoretical foundation underlying or theoretical notions used in the paper,
  • technical competence as displayed in the analysis and presentation of the data,
  • use of existing professional literature, and
  • structure of the paper and quality of its text.

The award consists of a certificate and a cash prize of € 400. The Gunther Beyer award is presented during the award ceremony at the closing session of the European Population Conference. The full paper, CV of the author and the request for nomination should be sent to the Executive Director of EAPS, Nico van Nimwegen, e-mail:

Note: The paper should be part of the program and be accepted for (oral or poster) presentation at the EPC.

More information on EAPS Gunther Beyer Award:

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