2nd edition of the LIVES Best Paper Award for Early Scholars: 2000 €

2nd edition of the LIVES Best Paper Award for Early Scholars: 2000 €

The award will be delivered during the next Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) conference taking place in Scotland next October. In addition to the prize, the author will be invited to present the awarded paper during the conference and have his/her travel expenses, conference and hotel fees (3 nights) covered.

In order to stimulate advances in the areas of vulnerability and life course studies, the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES - Overcoming vulnerability: Life course perspectives (NCCR LIVES) encourages early career scholars to apply to the LIVES Best Paper Award 2017.

The prize is endowed with 2000 euros. This year, it will be delivered in Stirling (UK) during the SLLS conference (October 11-13, 2017).

The first edition of the LIVES Best Paper Award for Early Scholars in 2016 offered the prize and the full conference package - including fees, travel and accommodation expenses - to Stella Chatzitheochari, from the University of Warwick.

Her paper, Doubly Disadvantaged? Bullying Experiences Among Disabled Children and Young People in England, was published in the journal Sociology.

A summary of her research was published in our news: Winner of LIVES award showed how institutional labelling fosters bullying of disabled pupils.


  1. The paper must be empirical (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-method) and make an important contribution to the domain of vulnerability and life course research. The study would preferably be longitudinal and/or interdisciplinary.
  2. The paper must have been published (including online first) in English in a peer-reviewed journal in the year 2016.
  3. To be eligible for the award, the author must be the main contributor of the paper as well as have received his or her PhD in 2010 or later (graduation date).


Early career scholars can apply to this award by submitting the published version of the paper in PDF and a short paragraph (100 words max) explaining why the submitted paper deserves to win. Applications can be submitted until July 10, 2017 via this link: www.lives-nccr.ch/en/award.