Perry World House-Foreign Affairs Emerging Scholars Policy Prize
Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s hub for global policy research, is partnering with Foreign Affairs, the preeminent outlet for analysis and debate of foreign policy, economics, and global affairs, for the 2023 Perry World House-Foreign Affairs Emerging Scholars Policy Prize. Applications for the prize are now open until May 21, 2023.
Since fall 2019, this $10,000 prize has encouraged scholars to translate their own academic work to be more accessible to policymakers in positions of influence and to advance policy debates on significant issues in global affairs.
The prize recognizes outstanding, original essays on any topic related to international issues that draw on original academic research and intend to influence policy debates. Previous winners have explored a wide range of global policy themes, including rich countries’ approach to migration; the future of territorial conquest; and how the World Trade Organization has transformed China. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Scholars should submit original essays between 4,000 and 5,000 words, based on their academic scholarship. Submissions should be written in a format and style appropriate for publication in Foreign Affairs.
Prizes will be selected based on their overall excellence and alignment with Perry World House’s two research themes, which are:
- Global Shifts: Migration, Urbanization, and Climate Change. The Global Shifts research theme examines these phenomena, highlights the specific challenges their intersections produce, and charts a path that allows for the best global policy responses to emerge.
- The Future of the Global Order: Power, Technology, and Governance. The Future of the Global Order theme examines implications of changing global power dynamics, impacts of new technologies, and contributions of governance institutions for the future of international cooperation.
Each winner will receive an award of $10,000 from Perry World House. Perry World House encourages prize winners to use the prize to advance their academic research and policy impact. Each prize winner will also have her/his/their essay published by Foreign Affairs online and/or in print.