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The Dirk J. Van de Kaa Award for Social Demography

This Award honors outstanding achievements by an individual scholar in social demography, and the interplay of population dynamics and social change.

Nominations for the Dirk J. van de Kaa Award can be made at any time throughout the year. The one strict deadline is that nominations should be made at least two months before an upcoming European Population Conference. The next European Population Conference is EPC 2018 which will convene in Brussels, 6-9 June 2018. This means that the 2018 deadline for this Award is 1 April 2018!

 

The Award is dedicated to the groundbreaking contributions of Dirk van de Kaa to the study of population including his work on the Second Demographic Transition. It also celebrates his efforts to co-found and build the European Association for Population Studies, notably as its first President. This Award is generously sponsored by the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI).

Rules of Play for the Dirk J. Van de Kaa Award

  • Candidates are early/mid-career scholars with at least 5 years of experience after their PhD. Candidates should be members of EAPS.
  • Candidates may nominate themselves for this Award. Candidates may also be nominated by at least five peers who are members of EAPS and who are residing in at least three different countries The Jury may invite nominations as well.
  • Nominations should include a short (maximum one page) explanatory statement as well as a curriculum vitae of the nominee.
  • Nominations should be sent to EAPS and will be treated as confidential.
  • Awards are presented at each European Population Conference.
  • Laureates are expected to receive the Award at the European Population Conference.
  • The Award brings a Euro 1000 cash benefit and a certificate.
  • The Council of EAPS appoints an independent Jury of peers for this Award.
  • The Jury consists of at least three members, one of whom will act as Chair.
  • The Jury is free to organize its work as it deems appropriate and follows generally accepted scientific principles and criteria.
  • Jury proceedings are confidential. The Jury submits a written report to the EAPS Council indicating the successful laureate and the motivation of the Jury. This report is published at the EAPS website.

Laureates

2016: Brienna Perelli-Harris (2016 Jury: Arnstein Aassve, Elizabeth Thomson, Clara Mulder).

2014: Arnstein Aassve (2014 Jury: Guillaume Wunsch, Kathleen Kiernan and Zsolt Speder).