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AISP-Genus Early Career Award

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The Italian Association for Population Studies (AISP) and Genus, Journal of Population Sciences launch the AISP-Genus Early Career Award. 

The prize is awarded to the best three papers presented by an early-career scholar in the field of Population Studies at the PopDays 2023 conference (submission deadline: 30 September 2022). Both papers presented at PopDays 2023 as oral presentations in regular sessions and posters are eligible for the Award. The Award is open to researchers in the field of Population Studies, who meet the eligibility criteria (see below). The three finalist papers will be published – after successful peer-review* – Open Access as a thematic series in Genus. 

The article must be submitted by email by the leading author to the address: no later than 15 March 2023. The evaluation will be made by the AISP Scientific Council, which can eventually rely on external consultants.

Eligibility Criteria 

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Master or PhD programme or must have completed their PhD in the last 7 years. This period can be extended beyond 7 years in the following cases, provided they started before the call deadline: 

Maternity: 18 months extension for each child born before or after the PhD award. If the applicant can document a longer maternity leave, the eligibility period will be extended by the documented amount of actual leave taken until the call deadline. 

  • Paternity: extension by the documented time of paternity leave taken until the call deadline for each child born before or after the PhD award. 
  • Long-term illness or national service: extension by the documented amount of leave taken by the Principal Investigator until the call deadline for each incident which occurred after the PhD award date. 
  • Single-author and multiple-authors papers are accepted, provided that the early-career researcher is the leading author or his/her contribution is clearly identifiable and in any case is the one who applies for the Award.

*The Award does not guarantee publication in Genus. Only upon completion of successful peer-review can the papers be published. We however guarantee a speedy peer-review process (max 2 months).