Call for Papers

Socare Award – Open Call 2023

Since 2019, Socare e.V. has offered a biannual prize for dissertations in the field of Caribbean Studies in the social sciences, humanities, or cultural studies. The aim is to promote early-career researchers. In particular, innovative as well as inter- and transdisciplinary research approaches are to be honoured and thus presented to a wider academic and general public. Entries may be in German, English, Spanish or French.

Application requirements are a strong Caribbean focus of the work, and a viva completed within the last 24 months before 1 October of the application year. Both personal and external applications are possible. Membership of Socare e.V. is not a prerequisite for participation. The closing date for applications is 1 October of each odd-numbered year.

Documents should be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) with the application. Please send the following to Dissertation, tabular resume, summary of the dissertation, two dissertation reviews.
The Socare Award comes with a prize money of 1.000 Euros and one year’s free membership in Socare e.V. The Socare Award and the winning entry will be presented at the following Socare e.V. Conference.

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