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Best Thesis Award

Each year, the Centre for European Studies announces a Best Thesis Award for best essay with a connection to Europe. The current nomination period for the 2024 award runs until 6 September 2024.

Woman taking notes. Photo.

The prize is awarded a bachelor's or master's (one- or two-year) thesis that has received the highest grade at one of the following faculties at Lund University: Humanities and Theology, Social Science, Law, and the School of Economics and Management. The essay also needs to have a clear connection to Europe or the EU, and should not solely focus on issues within a single state in Europe.

Supervisors, examiners, and heads of department may nominate theses. Self-nominations are also accepted. In addition to the thesis itself, the nomination should include a short letter of recommendation describing the strengths of the thesis. If the thesis is self-nominated, the author must submit a CV and the letter of recommendation must be written by the thesis supervisor.

Information about the Best Thesis Award and the nomination process is posted on our website and sent out through our mailing list, which you can subscribe to here.

The deadline for the current nomination period is September 6, 2024. Fill out the following webform to nominate a thesis: Nomination webform. 

The winning thesis is chosen by a jury appointed by the Centre for European Studies. The winner is awarded 10 000 SEK. The jury may also decide to give a second thesis an honourable mention.

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Strömvik (maria [dot] stromvik [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se).