Master's Award in Development Studies

The submissions for Master’s Award in Development Studies 2019 are currently not open, click here (link) to submit yours.

What is the Master's Award?

UniPID and the Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR) hand out an annual prize to accomplished theses related to the field of development studies/sustainable development. The recipient of the prize receives a sum of 1000 €, with two other meriting works awarded  as honorary mentions. The aim of the award is to promote interdisciplinary development research conducted in UniPID member universities.

Who is the Master's Award for?

The application period is usually open from spring (April) until the end of August. All theses which handle development topics or sustainable development are eligible to apply. Theses completed during the previous academic year (August 1 to July 31) are eligible to participate. If you are interested in submitting your thesis during the next open call, keep an eye on the UniPID website, newsletters (link) and Facebook (link) during the spring.

How can I submit my thesis for the competition?

Submissions are sent to Osku Haapasaari (osku.haapasaari[at]jyu.fi], who acts as the secretary of the Master's Award selection committee. Read the call for theses for full instructions.

Past years

The first Master's Award in Development Studies was handed out in 2012. Through the links below you can read about the winners of past years.

  • Master's Award in Development Studies 2018
  • Master's Award in Development Studies 2017
  • Master's Award in Development Studies 2016
  • Master's Award in Development Studies 2015
  • Master's Award in Development Studies 2014
  • Master's Award in Development Studies 2013
  • Master's Award in Development Studies 2012