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EADI | Blog Prize for Outstanding Posts on PhD Research

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EADI Blog Prize for outstanding posts on PhD research

We cordially invite you to present your PhD on this blog! All accepted and published blog posts will be featured in the fortnightly EADI newsletter and via social media. During the publishing process, we will help you with the editing and with becoming familiar with the rather casual and journalistic blogging style.

In October 2020 we will choose the most inspiring three articles for the blog prize. The first prize will go along with a funded invitation to the next major public EADI Event ( Directors’ Meeting or General Conference). These meetings are an invaluable opportunity for connecting and networking and provide first-hand insight into topical discussions between development research institutes.

Authors of the best three articles will receive hard copies of our edited volume “Building Development Studies for the New Millennium”, as well as a free EADI membership which includes access to our journal, the “European Journal of Development Research (EJDR)

All PhD students in Development Studies or a related field in the final phase of their PhD or up to one year after its defence are eligible to submit.

Proposed blog posts must be between 6000 and 9000 characters long, including spaces. They must be written in a casual, rather journalistic language, and should provide references in the form of hyperlinks instead of footnotes. They should include a meaningful image in landscape format or provide a link to a suitable image under a creative commons licence.

We recommend to follow guidelines for successful science-blogging on development issues, which are available for example here and here

Submissions can be either new blog posts or posts that have already been published elsewhere. In such cases, republishing consent of the initial publisher must be sought beforehand

Selection Criteria for the prize

The EADI Sub-Committee on young researchers will make the selection according to the following criteria:

  • Writing quality
  • Relevance of research topic
  • Reach and number of readers

Please submit your proposal, together with a short CV and proof of your PhD status, to We look forward to receiving interesting contributions!