ESOP is awarding a prize for best master thesis on gender issues
A prize of 25 000 NOK will be awarded to Norway's best master thesis in economics on gender related issues.
Candidates for nomination should have completed their masters degree in the calendar year 2009 or 2010.
8 instituions invited to nominate
Anyone who has completed a master thesis in economics on a gender related topic at one of the following institutions may be considered for nomination: UiO, NHH, UiB, UiS, UiT, UiA, NTNU, and UMB. The 8 institutions can only nominate one candidate each. The deadline for the institutions to nominate one candidate each is May 1, 2011.
If you want your thesis to be considered for nomination, there is more practical information in the full announcement.
What qualifies as a gender related issue?
The term gender related issues should be interpreted broadly. Any thesis where a gender perspective could be relevant for the questions studied will be considered. In principle, explorations that show the relevance of gender differences are equally important as explorations that show their irrelevance.
Choosing a winner
The evaluation committee is appointed by ESOP’s leadership team. By October 2011 the committee should have chosen the winner of the 25 000 NOK. The committee will also provide a short statement highlighting the qualities of the winner.
Awarded every two years
ESOP intends to award this prize every second year. The intention is to reward good work and also encourage and inspire prospective master students to explore gender related topics in their thesis. A prize will be awarded again in 2013 and in 2015.
More details on the prize and the nomination process can be found in the full announcement
If you have questions, please contact the ESOP staff