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2013 Emerging Scholars Award

The annual GWF Emerging Scholars Award is an opportunity for early-career scholars and practitioners working in water-related fields to publish a short article presenting their research, projects, or opinions to a global audience. The top three articles, as judged by a panel of leading water experts, will be awarded a monetary prize. The ten finalists will be given the opportunity to publish their work on the site.

Applications are currently open for the 2013 Award and will close at midnight (GMT) on 18 November 2013. Details regarding submissions can be found on this page. The Award is run each year and entries of all of 2012 Award finalists can be found here.

The 2013 Emerging Scholars Award

The GWF is pleased to partner with the UN International Year of Water Cooperation 2013 in presenting this year’s theme: ‘Water Cooperation’. This broad theme encompasses many aspects of water governance, including transboundary governance, development, economic approaches to resolving water disputes, solving water security issues, among many others. Participants are not required to formally establish the link of the chosen topic to ‘Water Cooperation’ and a broad conception of the theme will be used in the judging process.

Participants are required to:

  • Submit an 800-1,000 word article relevant to the theme ‘Water Cooperation’.
  • Be a PhD recipient or PhD candidate under 36 years of age on the date of submission.

The top 10 finalists will be offered the opportunity to publish on the Global Water Forum site and in the GWF Discussion Paper Series during December 2013. High-quality entries which are not selected as finalists may also be offered the opportunity to publish their articles at a later date.

First prize is US$500; second prize is US$300; and third prize is US$200.