•  Entrants must be Commonwealth Scholars who either (a) are currently studying for a PhD, OR (b) have completed their PhD within 48 months prior to the deadline.
  •  The article should be an original research paper published, or accepted for publication, in a widely recognised peer-review journal of international or regional acclaim.
  • The article to be considered for the prize should be sole or first authored by the Commonwealth Scholar.
  • The article should be accepted for publication within 48 months of submission of the PhD, DPhil, or DLitt award and reflect work undertaken during the Scholarship.

Submissions from all disciplines are welcome.

How to apply

The CSC will email all eligible current and former Commonwealth Scholars with full details of how to enter for the prize, using an online entry form.

The deadline for entries for the 2013 prize has now closed. The winner and any commendations will be announced by the end of 2013.

Entrants will be asked to submit:

  1.  a copy of the article in PDF format, including proof of acceptance if not yet published
  2. a separate copy of the abstract in either PDF or Microsoft Word .doc format
  3. a brief covering letter (no longer than 500 words) explaining the distinctive contribution of the paper to its field.

Entrants must ensure that their full name appears on each separate document file, to ensure that the entry can be collated for judging.

Entrants may submit an entry in this year’s competition, even if they entered the competition last year. However, entrants may NOT submit the same article – a different article must be entered.

Terms and conditions

  • Failure to comply with the terms as set out and to provide all information as requested, may prevent your entry from being judged in the competition.
  • The prize will be judged by a panel of experts and advisers appointed by the CSC.
  • The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Should no papers be deemed suitable, the prize will not be awarded.
  • The competition winner, and any entrants given commendations, should be willing to provide a photograph of themselves and to participate in relevant promotional coverage which may be undertaken by the CSC and Taylor & Francis.
  • The CSC will use prize submissions as part of its Evaluation and Monitoring Programme, and all entrants should be willing to allow the CSC to include material in reports and on its website.

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