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Announcing our Postgraduate Paper Prize!! 

The Energy Geographies Research Group (EnGRG) is pleased to announce our 2024 award competition for outstanding postgraduate writing. This year three award categories will be considered for awards (with each including a cash award of £50 each). Submissions may take multiple forms (e.g. conceptual papers, original empirical research, methods pieces, research/policy briefings, a portfolio of impact evidence), and we welcome submissions in any field of energy geographies. The three award categories are: 1) Research Design & Methods; 2) Conceptual Contribution; and 3) Impact, Co-creation and Engagement. Please see here for further information on how to apply.


Eligibility requirements: 

  • All currently enrolled postgraduate students at any institution across the world are eligible to submit a paper (applicants do not need to be members of the RGS-IBG); 

  • Submissions must be in English and 5,000 words or less (references, tables and figures are not included in the word count); 

  • For the Research Design & Methods and Conceptual Contribution awards submissions should comprise one piece of writing of up to 5,000 words; 

  • For the Impact, Co-creation and Engagement award submissions can comprise one or more outputs which form a portfolio of impact, co-creation and engagement. If you are submitting a portfolio, please include a short statement of how the portfolio ties together and demonstrates excellence in the category, however the total submission should be 5,000 words or less. 

  • Examples of eligible submissions include, but are not limited to, journal articles in development or already published, chapters, policy papers, conference submissions, blogs/social media outputs and public outreach documents. Other outputs that may form part of an impact portfolio include, but are not limited to, co-produced reports, creative pieces, and statements of impact from collaborative partners. If your overall piece is longer than the word limit, please select sections (up to 5,000 words total) that you would like to have considered; 

  • Multi-authored papers will be accepted, but if writing with senior colleagues the student must have led a significant proportion of the writing. If the PGR is not the lead author please make clear in the justification statement which sections the student led. Co-authored submissions from multiple students are admissible but, if awarded, the winners would need to share the cash prize equally; 

  • Applicants can only be considered for one award category per year. 


Deadline for submission: 5pm GMT Friday, 31st May 2024  



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