Michael Nicholson Thesis Prize


BISA is pleased to award an annual Michael Nicholson Prize for the best doctoral thesis in International Studies. The Nicholson Prize is an important way in which the Association supports the work of new scholars. The prize has promoted outstanding work in many sub-fields over the years. It would be helpful if External Examiners would suggest the possibility of nomination for the prize to Departments when evaluating particularly good doctorates, and the Association would like to encourage relevant Departmental Graduate and/or Research Committees to establish a standing item regarding nominations for prizes.

The thesis must be awarded in the calendar year 2018.  Theses in the broad area of international studies will be eligible, and the BISA Research Committee has full discretion in making decisions about eligibility. 

ONLY ONE PHD THESIS PER DEPARTMENT MAY BE ENTERED. It is the Department's responsibility to ensure a process is in place to avoid multiple nominations.

The Prize will be judged by a committee appointed by the BISA Vice Chair, acting on behalf of the Executive Board.

The Prize will be awarded at the 2019 Annual Conference. The Association reserves the right not to make an award in any particular year.

All nominations for this prize must be made online, using the online nomination forms below.

Completed online nominations should be submitted no later than Friday 4.00pm 18th January 2019.

Enquiries about this award  should be sent to the Research Sub-Committee chair, Professor Mark Webber This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Check List for Nominations

Please include all of the following:

  • Name and contact details for nominator, position within nominating department
  • Name and contact details of nominee
  • Title of Thesis
  • PDF of thesis
  • External examiner's report
  • Confirmation from the external examiner that s/he supports the nomination
  • An endorsement from the Head of Department/section setting out the particular strengths of the nomination
  • Confirmation that the nominee is content to be nominated and that s/he is a BISA member

Any problems with the online forms and submission process, please contact the BISA office

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