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 current deadline for this Award is 1 April 2018!