The Institute for Social and Institutional Change (ISIC) is an interdisciplinary research institute at the Faculty of Management and Economics and focuses on social issues at the interface between society, economy and politics. Social issues such as climate change, financial and economic crises, European integration or mass migration are complex phenomena. It is therefore essential to approach these issues from various scientific perspectives in order to be able to comprehend the complexity of major issues and to develop appropriate solutions.

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PPE young scholars award for social and institutional change

For a second year running, ISIC will announce the " PPE young scholars award for social and institutional change”, endowed by the Board of Trustees of Witten/Herdecke University. 

The prize is awarded to young scientists whose ideas are already able to contribute to the methodological and thematic diversity of economics, political science, and philosophy. 

The award ceremony will take place as part of the PPE Conference at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany.

You can find all information about this award on the website of ISIC.

PPE Best Paper Award

The PPE Institute for Social and Institutional Change - ISIC (formerly WIWA) believes in aspiring young students. We invited applications for the ‘PPE best paper award’, endowed by the Board of Trustees of Witten/Herdecke University. A committee consisting of members of the ISIC and the PPE Conference organization committee will choose the most creative, innovative, convincing and relevant paper out of all submissions as the one that will receive this award. The best paper will be endowed with 500 euros!

The award ceremony will take place as part of the PPE Conference 2021.

Would you like to submit your paper?

Student paper sessions are a key element of the PPE conference. By presenting your own work, you make an important contribution to shaping the conference and making it the interactive, student-led event that it has grown into over the course of the last few years. Moreover, paper sessions are a unique opportunity to present your research to a diverse audience of experts and students, and receive valuable feedback. It is also great practice for any future career you might aspire towards, especially ones in academia. Check our call for sumbission below. Who knows, maybe your paper will take home this year's award

Call for submission

Submission guidelines and requirments

Evaluation criteria