MA Thesis Prize "Visions on Peace" 2016

Finished December 31, 2016
WINNER 2016

 

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!


 

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 2015 and 1 September 2016
  • your thesis was graded 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 grade (at least 8) 

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 individual feedback on the selection process.

 

Send the application form and the required documents before 30 September 2016, 5 PM Dutch time (final deadline!) to info@visionsonpeace.nl.

 

By the end of November 2016 the jury will announce the nominees for the prize.

 

The prize will be awarded on 9 December 2016 at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, together with the award of the new HBO Peace Prize (see www.hbopeaceinpracticeresearchaward.nl). The nominees will be asked to give a presentation on their research. The ceremonies will be preceded by a keynote speech by Hugh Pope, Director of Communications & Outreach at International Crisis Group. He will deliver a speech on "Turkey and a Region in Crisis - How diplomacy can be made to work better".

 

If you wish to attend the award ceremony please send an e-mail to info@stichtingvredeswetenschappen.nl, before 6 December.

 

 

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You may also be interested in this new Dissertation Prize: Respect for Refugee Rights, organized by the Dutch Council for Refugees and the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.

 

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The thesis prize “Visions on Peace” is a joint initiative by the Stichting VredesWetenschappen (Dutch Foundation for 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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