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The World in 2065 : ESRC Writing Competition in partnership with SAGE

Tuesday 26 May 2015

What will the social sciences of the future look like? What will research achieve in the next 50 years?

2015 marks a key anniversary year for both the ESRC and SAGE, as they celebrate their 50th anniversaries. Since being founded in 1965, both the ESRC and SAGE have been instrumental in supporting and developing the field of academic research and social sciences. Whilst anniversaries look back to celebrate these contributions, celebrations are also about looking forward; what does the next 50 years hold for the social sciences?
As part of the ESRC’s anniversary celebrations, the ESRC have launched a writing competition to take a creative look at what impact current research will have in 2065.

The winner will receive £1,000 cash prize and the two runners-up will receive £500 each.  All shortlisted entrants, including the winner and runners-up, will receive a master class on ‘How to get published’ and their articles will be published in print and online.  They will also be invited to the awards ceremony which will take place at the House of Commons in London on 10 November 2015.

To take part, you must be an ESRC-funded PhD student or have been within the last three years. This includes ESRC-funded PhD students at universities as well as PhD students in ESRC-funded institutes, units and Doctoral Training Centres.

Each student may submit one entry only.

The deadline for entries is 16.00 15 July 2015.

Articles should be a maximum length of 800 words, excluding the title. Any entries over this word count will be disqualified. Entries should not include any images, diagrams or tables.

The judges' decisions will be final.

Work may be edited by ESRC and SAGE for the final publication.

Further information click here
For any other information please email writingcomp@esrc.ac.uk.