Some of our readers might be interested in this. Comes with a €2,500 prize.

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, has established itself as a centre of academic and research excellence in Comparative Area Studies (CAS) with a special focus on politics, international relations and economics. The GIGA has decided to establish an award for Best Article in the Field of CAS.

The first awards ceremony will take place on 9–10 April 2014 during the international CAS conference “Adapting Institutions: A Comparative Area Studies Perspective”, one of the main activities celebrating the GIGA’s 50-year anniversary. Aside from the honour, the winner will be awarded €2,500 in prize money, and will be invited to attend the award ceremony and the CAS conference at the GIGA.

Eligibility: Submissions should have been published in English sometime between 2011 and 2013, be located in the field of CAS, and contribute to developments and advancements in the theory and/or practice of this up-and-coming field. A relevant article whose status is “accept- ed” or “forthcoming” may be accepted at the discretion of the committee chair. (For these hitherto unpublished articles, authors must arrange for the given journal to confirm both the status of the article in question and the projected year of its publication.) GIGA staff is ex- cluded from eligibility.

Nomination: The award committee will ask editors of different journals for their recommen- dations and will also accept peer nominations. Co-authored pieces will also be considered for the award; please note, though, that the prize money listed above is the total that will be awarded and does not constitute a per-person amount.

Application: Please submit the article you wish to nominate, along with the author’s full con- tact details, to Ms Gabriele Tetzlaff at cas@giga-hamburg.de by 15 September 2013. The subject line of the email should read “GIGA CAS Award”.

Results: The winner will be notified by mid December 2013, at which point the news will also be posted on the GIGA’s website.

For further enquiries please contact Dr Leslie Wehner.

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