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NISPAcee Best Graduate Student Paper Award


 

1. Aim

The purpose of the best graduate student paper award competition is to give recognition to a graduate student who demonstrates the ability to produce a high quality research paper presented during the NISPAcee Annual Conference.

 

2. Description of the Award

In 2005, during the 13thNISPAcee Annual Conference, an award for the Best Graduate Student Paper was first announced. The winner is presented with a certificate and the paper is published in a NISPAcee publication.

 

3. Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the competition, a conference participant should meet the following criteria:

  • be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree programme;
  • be from the NISPAcee region; the paper should also be focused on the NISPAcee region;
  • the paper abstract must be accepted by one of the annual NISPAcee conference’s working groups or working sessions.

Papers written in co-authorship with other graduate students are allowed provided they meet the eligibility criteria.

 

4. Submission Process

In order to participate in the competition, a student must submit an application to the NISPAcee Secretariat by e-mail or fax with the following information:

  1. First and last name;
  2. Title of the paper;
  3. Institutional affiliation;
  4. Degree programme;
  5. E-mail address and phone number of the academic adviser or department head.

The deadline for submitting the application is the same as the official deadline for the submission of papers for the conference. The paper should be uploaded on the NISPAcee website as a regular conference paper; members of the Selection Committee will identify it based on the application.

 

5. Award Committee

The NISPAcee Steering Committee and the NISPAcee Youth Forum coordinators appoint members and a Chairperson of the best graduate student paper award Selection Committee.

 

6. Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the competition, a conference participant should meet the following criteria:

  • be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree programme;
  • be from the NISPAcee region; the paper should also be focused on the NISPAcee region;
  • the paper abstract should be accepted by one of the annual NISPAcee conference’s working groups or working sessions.

Papers written in co-authorship with other graduate students are allowed provided they meet the eligibility criteria.

 

7. Criteria for Selection

In selecting the best graduate student paper, the Selection Committee members will use the following criteria:

  • the paper addresses an important public sector issue;
  • good research design;
  • quality and significance of research;
  • high-quality data collection methods and analysis where appropriate;
  • originality, clarity and sophistication of argument;
  • overall professional organisation of the paper (style, footnotes, bibliography).

The Selection Committee, at its discretion, may establish other criteria.

 

8. Announcement of Award

The winner of the best graduate student paper award is announced during the Closing Session of the NISPAcee annual conference.


 
AWARDS

 

 
AWARD 2016
Ms. Urša Jeretina, Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Paper: Administrative Aspect of Consumer Alternative Dispute Resolution in the EU, Slovenia and Croatia

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AWARD 2015

Mr. Tarmo Puolokainen and Mrs. Annika Jaansoo, PhD students at Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Paper „Possibilities of providing public services threough outsourcing in small peripheral areas: The case of Estonian Rescue Services".

 
AWARD 2014
Ms. Palina Prysmakova, PhD student at Florida International University, Miami, USA

Paper: Chinese Loans for Infrastructure Projects in Developing Countries: The Connection between Short-Term Payoffs to the Chinese Local Governments and Long-Term Obligations of the Belarusian Nation

 
AWARD 2013
Ms. Palina Prysmakova, PhD student at Florida International University, Miami, USA
Paper: Public Service Motivation in Europe: Testing Attitudes toward Work Motives
 
AWARD 2012
Mr. Ionut-Bogdan Berceanu, Romania, PhD student at National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Paper: Reforming Governments in Emerging Administrations. Case study: South-Eastern Europe

 

AWARD 2011
Ms. Simona Sora, Romania, PhD student at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania 
Paper: Training diplomats in the 21st century a comparative EU perspective
 
AWARD 2010
Ms. Dana Mihaela Murgescu, Romania, PhD student at the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Paper: The Influence of the Global Economic Crisis on Regional Differences in Romania

AWARD 2009
Mr. Catalin Daniel Dumitrica, Romania, PhD student at the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Paper: Building a Metropolitan Area Model for the Romanian Administrative Space
 
AWARD 2008
Ms. Astghik Mavisakalyan, Armenia, PhD student at the University of Sydney, Australia
Paper: Development priorities in an emerging decentralized economy: The case of Armenia local development programs

AWARD 2007
Ms. Maria Keris, PhD student at the Tallin University, Estonia
Paper: Minister’s advisors interfacing at the "summit”: The case of Estonia
 
AWARD 2006
Ms. Maria Keris, PhD student at the Tallin University, Estonia
Paper: The role patterns of minister’s personal advisors in politico-administrative dichotomy. Comparative case study of two Estonian ministries.
 
AWARD 2005
Ms. Krisztina Toth, PhD student at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Paper: The Impact of Legislature and Citizens on the Budgeting Process in Switzerland: Lessons for Central and Eastern Europe
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