Montag, 14. Februar 2011

Third Demography Prize for Young Researchers 2010/11

The Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations (FRFG) also focuses on the consequences of ageing and population decline. For the third time, FRFG will hence award a demography prize endowed with € 10,000. The prize has been initiated and funded by the German Apfelbaum Foundation. By means of this award, the FRFG intends to promote a public and science-based debate about demographic change and its consequences. Moreover, it wants to open up new horizons for the decision-makers.

The Award’s Topic
The FRFG calls for papers on following topic:

“Old majority – young minority: Where is a power shift between generations already visible and how can you balance it?”

All ideas presented in the submitted papers should be of practical use, innovative, creative and with a focus on civil society issues. Moreover, the papers need to be available for further copying.

Target Group
The FRFG demography prize primarily addresses young researchers (students, PhD students and postgraduates up to 35 years). You are always welcome to work in a team.

Submissions will be accepted until October 1st, 2011.

Formal Submission Requirements
  1. Submitted papers shall contain between 20 and 40 pages. Please enclose a one-page abstract and a CV. Use 12 pt. font for the text and 10 pt. font for the footnotes. A margin of at least 4.5 inches should be left on the right. Set all other margins at 2.5 and the line spacing to 1.5. The FRFG will accept papers in German and English.
  2. The FRFG particularly appreciates participants trying to explain complex ideas in as simple terms as possible.
  3. The FRFG may publish submitted papers under the author’s names (e. g. in a book or online). By submitting a paper, each author irrevocably declares his general consent.
  4. As it is common practice in renowned scientific magazines, the jury evaluates all papers “blindly”. In other words, the jury members will not know about the papers’ authors. Titles will have no influence on the evaluation. For this purpose, every participant shall submit two versions, both online and as hard copy: the first including the author’s name and address on the front page, the second without any personal information. The FRFG will copy the anonymous versions for the jury. The paper’s online version shall be submitted as .doc-file. Same format applies to the abstract and CV.
  5. The FRFG also welcomes empirical studies such as field studies.
  6. Please enclose a personally signed declaration reading as follows:
“I hereby declare that I am the sole author of this thesis. I did not use any outside support except for the quoted literature and other sources mentioned at the end of this paper.”

This year’s jury consists of (in alphabetical order):
  • Volker Amrhein (Project Office ‘Dialogue Between Generations’)
  • Prof. Dr. Christiane Dienel (nexus Institute Berlin)
  • Carsten Köppl (Journalist; Behörden Spiegel Newspaper)
  • Prof. Dr. Meinhard Miegel (Denkwerk Zukunft – Foundation for Cultural Renewal)
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Neu (Niederrhein University)
  • Dr. Ole Wintermann (Bertelsmann Foundation)
  • Harald Wilkoszewski (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research)
Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations
Postfach 700332
D-70573 Stuttgart
fon: (49) – 711 – 28052777
fax: (49) – 711 – 28052778