Thesis Prize "Visions on Peace" 2014

Finished December 31, 2014

Is your Master’s thesis on peace and security issues? Then you can compete for the thesis prize ‘’VISIONS ON PEACE’’ and win 1500 Euros!


Nominees 2014


Criteria for participation

  • the subject of your thesis must be related to peace and security issues
  • you are attending or have attended a Master’s study at a Dutch university or at another institution of higher education in The Netherlands
  • you have completed your thesis between 1 July 2013 and 1 September 2014
  • your thesis was rated with a minimum of 8
  • your thesis is written in correct English or Dutch
  • it is the first time that you participate in the “Visions on Peace” thesis competition


Application procedure
Fill out the application form and collect the following documents:

  • a summary: in English with a maximum of 1000 words
  • a table of contents
  • the full thesis (anonymously)
  • proof of sufficient rate (at least 8) 

Send the application form and the required documents before 5 September 2014 (final deadline!) to


Make sure to pay sufficient attention to your summary, as it will be the basis on which the jury makes its first selection. Your summary should include:

  • the title of the thesis
  • the research question, the purpose of your research, research method and conclusions
  • the social and scientific relevance of your thesis

To ensure that the assessment of the jury is as objective as possible, do not include your personal details in the summary.

If the above mentioned criteria are not met, the thesis will not be taken into consideration.
The jury will not provide feedback on the rejection of submitted papers.


Mid November 2014 the jury will announce the nominees for the prize.


The prize will be awarded on 12 December 2014, at the annual conference of Stichting Vredeswetenschappen (11-12 December 2014).  

This year the conference will take place at the University of Groningen and will deal with “Past, Present & Future of Peace Research”. Further information and the registration form can be found at 



The thesis prize “Visions on Peace” is a joint initiative by the Stichting VredesWetenschappen   (Foundation Peace Sciences) and UPEACE Centre The Hague. These organizations want to stimulate scientific research in the field of peace and security by awarding this prize. The financial reward has been made available by the ASN Bank.

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