Newsletter 02/03/2017


Career, Writing & Funding Opportunities

Kenneth Waltz Dissertation Prize
The International Security and Arms Control (ISAC) section will consider doctoral dissertations on any aspect of security studies with a submission date in calendar year 2016. The committee welcomes nominations for theses on any aspect, and that deploy any approach (historical, quantitative, theoretical, policy analysis, etc.), in the field of security studies. Theses will be judged according to four criteria:

  • originality in substance and approach
  • significance for scholarly and/or policy debates
  • rigor in approach and analysis
  • power of expression

$500 will be awarded along with an award certificate. The recipient of the award will be encouraged to attend the 2017 annual convention in order to receive the award in person. Nominations comprise an electronic copy of the thesis, a summary statement of no more than 1,000 words from the student, and a brief supporting statement of no more than 500 words from the supervisor, all submitted by 1 April 2017. Please email the thesis along with the summary statement and supporting letter to

E-International Relations Article Award
Starting in 2017 and continuing annually, E-IR will invite PhD / doctoral students and early career academics to prepare short papers outlining novel, or under appreciated, ideas that will contribute to the understanding of international relations. The award welcomes papers on empirical, political and diplomatic issues that impact upon global or regional politics, as well as papers that discuss theoretical and disciplinary issues central to International Relations. An expert panel will select a shortlist based on those articles that 1) successfully present a valid and interesting idea or interpretation and 2) do so in an engaging and understandable way. The shortlisted papers will then be published on E-International Relations and be considered for inclusion in an open access Edited Collection. From the shortlisted candidates, one winner will be awarded and given £500 in book tokens from our partners at Routledge and Oxford University Press. Papers must be received by 30 March 2017. We will inform all entrants of our decision by 15 June. To enter, please send your article in a Microsoft word format (.docx) together with a cover page containing a short biography (containing affiliation, summary of academic qualifications/status and past publications) to Clearly title your email ‘Article Award Entry’. For more information visit the website.


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