EAPS Award

EAPS Award for Population Studies

This Award honors groundbreaking original contributions to the study of population with far reaching implications for our discipline and our understanding of population dynamics and their consequences. Unique innovative insights such as expressed in a single or several publications, as well as work which spans a longer period can be nominated for the EAPS Award for Population Studies, as can exceptional life time achievements.

Nominations for the EAPS 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 2020 which will convene in Padova, Italy, 24-27 June 2020. This means that the current deadline for this Award is 1 April 2020!

Rules of Play for the EAPS Award for Population Studies

  • There are no specific age, career or other criteria for nominees, but candidates should be member of EAPS.
  • Candidates should 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 also invite nominations.
  • Nominations should include a short (maximum one page) explanatory statement by the nominators, as well as a curriculum vitae of the nominee.
  • Nominations should be sent to EAPS and will be treated as confidential.
  • Nominations should be received by EAPS at least two months before a European Population Conference takes place. The 2020 deadline for this Award is 1 April 2020.
  • The Award is presented at each European Population Conference which is organized every two years.
  • The Council of EAPS is the Jury for the EAPS Award for Population Studies.
  • The EAPS Award for Population Studies brings a Euro 1000 cash benefit and a certificate.


2018: James W. Vaupel

2016: Wolfgang Lutz

2014: Frans J. Willekens

Wolfgang Lutz receives
Wolfgang Lutz (l) receives the EAPS Award 2016 from EAPS Honorary President Charlotte Hoehn and EAPS President Zsolt Speder