IACFS Young Researcher Award - Announcement

IACFS initiated the Young Scholar Award in 2014, an annual award for the best unpublished article or paper on an aspect of federalism.


  • Only young researchers, attached or associated with an IACFS member centre are eligible. They include full-time researchers, doctoral and post-doctoral students, as well as graduate students. The age limit is 35 years.
  • Young researchers are invited to submit a journal-length article (8 000 - 10 000 words) on a topic dealing with an aspect of federalism. The topic needs not be linked to the theme of the IACFS annual conference.
  • The paper must be an original work but it may have already been submitted for publication.
  • The paper must be written in English.


  • A young researcher submits his or her entry to the director of the centre and each centre may nominate up to three candidates.
  • Nominations and papers must be submitted to Professor Gisela Faerber (faerber@foev-speyer.de) no later than 31 July 2015.


  • For 2015 the award comprises a return flight to the IACFS annual conference in Montreal, Canada, 1-3 October 2015, plus three days’ accommodation and a certificate.
  • The award winner will be invited to present his/her paper at the IACFS conference.

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