Dissertation Awards

Piles of Books

The EnGRG offers a combined prize of up to £150 of books for the top three undergraduate dissertations each year. Winning dissertations will be hosted on the EnGRG website.


We welcome contributions from both BA and BSc programmes, as well as from social science disciplines other than geography. Submissions must engage with the significance of space/place for understanding energy issues, and/or explore the significance of energy or energy systems for understanding the formation of space/place.

Entries will be assessed based on the following criteria: the quality of written presentation (structure, strength of argument, academic rigour); methodological innovativeness; quality of empirical data and/or findings; and theoretical/conceptual originality.

Entries should be nominated by a dissertation supervisor or member of staff from a UK Higher Education Institution. Dissertations should be submitted as a PDF and should be accompanied by a brief cover letter (max 300 words) from the nominator, describing why they are recommending the study for consideration. Unfortunately, we can only accept submissions written in English at this time. We especially encourage submissions from non-Russell group universities.

Deadline: 20th July 2021

Winning entries will be announced in September 2021

Winning entries from previous years can be viewed below.


2020 Winners