2017 Graduate Student Essay Competition

The Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought invites graduate students registered for a doctoral degree at any university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, engaged in research in any area of the fields of political thought and theory, to submit a paper which will form the basis for presentation at the Political Thought Conference 2018, to be held in Oxford January 4-6 2018). The academic convenors for the conference (Iseult Honohan and Humeira Iqtidar) will select one paper to be included in the conference programme. The winning candidate will be given free conference registration, accommodation, meals and travel expenses.


Papers, in Word format, should be about 5000 words in length, not including full citations and bibliography. A separate cover sheet should include author’s name and contact details, the estimated term of submission of your doctoral thesis, the name and contact details of your supervisor, the title of the paper, and an abstract. Please ensure that your name and/or institutional affiliation do not appear on the essay.


Deadline for submission of papers: July 24 2017. Papers should be submitted by email to: conference@associationforpoliticalthought.ac.uk   The decision on the winning paper will be made mid September 2017.   The judges’ decision will be final.


The essay prize is generously supported by Cambridge University Press. 

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