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SIEF Young Scholar Prize

In recognition of the important contribution of young scholars to the field and as a symbolic gesture to stimulate their research and participation in the society, SIEF offers a young scholar prize for the best ethnological research published in between its conferences. The winner of the next prize, in the amount of 500 Euro, will be presented at the SIEF meeting in 2015S/he will be invited to give a special prize lecture in plenary.

What? The prize is awarded for journal articles or book chapters based on original research and published in refereed publications in the three years preceding the next SIEF meeting. Thus the prize presented in 2015 will be awarded to a refereed article and chapter published in 2012, 2013, 2014. Works that are still in press will not be considered, but their authors are encouraged to submit them for the next prize once they are published.

Who? For the purposes of the prize, young scholars are defined as scholars who completed their PhD degree 4 calendar years or less before the publication date. Scholars who are not members of SIEF are welcome to join the society before submitting.

When? A journal article or book chapter should be submitted along with a short CV by Dec 1, 2014 to

How? The best research will be judged on the basis of originality, contribution to knowledge and overall scholarly quality. A committee from the board will read all submissions and select a winner.

Well? If you are unsure whether you or your submission are eligible, or if you have any other queries, please send an e-mail to