Global Health Section Best Graduate Student Paper Prize

As part of its mission to support the next generation of global health scholars, the Global Health Section of the International Studies Association has established an award to recognize the best paper presented by a graduate student at the previous year’s Annual Convention. The prize intends to encourage and reward graduate student participation in the Convention, as well as recognize the excellent scholarship of many graduate students.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. The recipient must be a current member of both ISA and the Global Health Section.
  2. The recipient (the paper’s author or lead author, in the case of a multi-authored paper) must be a registered graduate student at the time the paper is presented.
  3. The paper must be presented in person by the recipient at the ISA Annual Convention.
  4. The paper must fall within the field of ‘global health politics’. The prize sub-committee’s decision on whether or not a paper falls within this remit will be final. The panel of which the paper is a part does not necessarily have to be sponsored by the Global Health Section.
  5. The paper must be written in English and must have been uploaded to the ISA paper archive.

Prize

  • Recipients will receive a certificate at the following year’s Annual Convention.

Selection Process

  • The recipient is selected by a committee appointed by the Global Health Section.
  • The prize sub-committee will be composed of three individuals from the Global Health Executive Committee. One of the three individuals will serve as chair.
  • The prize sub-committee will determine the eligibility of each nomination prior to judging.
  • A winner will be chosen from amongst the eligible nominations by a majority vote of the sub-committee. In the event of a tie, the Chair of the sub-committee will have the casting vote.
  • The Committee Chair is responsible for notifying the recipient of the award and encouraging the recipient to attend the Annual Convention at which the award is to be presented so as to receive the award in person.
  • The chair of the sub-committee will communicate the details of the prize winner to ISA before the conference registration deadline.
  • The recipient will be announced at the Global Health Section Business Meeting at the ISA Annual Convention and will be recognized at the Global Health Section reception.

Apply For This Award

  • Nominations for papers can be made by the relevant ISA panel chair or discussant, a student’s advisor, or by the paper presenter her/himself. They should be sent via email to the chair of the sub-committee.
  • The deadline for nominations for the prize is July 1.

Recipients

The 2018 recipient of the GHS Best Graduate Student Paper Prize is Chris Long, author of "Bio-economies and Molecularly Resilient Bodies: Public Private Partnerships and Medical Countermeasures in the United States."

Congratulations, Chris!

2015 Recipient

Congratulations to Tiina Vaittinen for receiving the Best Graduate Student Paper Award for "Transnational Biopolitics and the Governance of Filpino Nurses as a Global Population".

Contact

Amy Patterson | Chair
March 2017 - April 2018
University of the South

Simon Rushton | Member
March 2017 - April 2018
University of Sheffield

Jeremy Youde | Member
March 2017 - April 2018
Australian National University:

Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

Key Dates

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