Published on Jul 05, 2017

The Earth System Governance Project is calling for nominations for the Oran R. Young Prize.

The Oran R. Young Prize will be awarded for the fifth time at the 2017 Lund Conference on Earth System Governance. The Prize awarded by the Earth System Governance Project seeks to reward and encourage cutting-edge research on earth system governance by early-career scholars who could become the next generation of leading scholars in the field of environmental governance research – a field shaped and significantly influenced by the pioneering work of Prof. Oran R. Young.

The Oran R. Young Prize will be awarded for the best paper presented at the annual Earth System Governance Open Science Conference, authored by early-career scholars. The Prize Committee is chaired by Earth System Governance Scientific Steering Committee member Heike Schroeder (University of East Anglia). The committee will select the winning paper based on academic quality and novelty as well as relevance to the Earth System Governance Research Framework.

The eligibility criteria for papers to be nominated for the Prize are as follows:

  • The paper must be accepted for presentation at the Lund Conference on Earth System Governance;
  • The paper must be submitted in its final or review-ready version by 10 September 2017 to ipo[at] (only papers sent to this address will be considered);
  • The paper must be authored by one or more early-career researchers, whereby early-career is defined as Master student, PhD-student or researcher who has received their PhD within 5 years prior to the deadline;
  • Papers (co-)authored by members of the Oran R. Young Prize Committee, and by staff of the International Project Office are not eligible.


More information is available here. For questions about the Prize please contact ipo[at]