The International Association of Universities, in partnership with Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, invites entries for its 2012 Prize in Higher Education Policy Research.  The aim of this Prize is to promote research in the field of higher education policy by recognizing outstanding work on a particular theme by a scholar from an IAU Member Institution or Organisation.
The theme of the 2012 competition is “Higher Education and the Global Agenda”, and is linked to the theme of the IAU 14th General Conference taking place in Port Rico, 27 – 30 November 2012. You may wish to consider the following sub-themes when writing your paper: Are higher education institutions addressing and contributing to the challenges facing humanity?  How and when are current dominant funding models steering higher education and research?  Is globalization setting a new agenda for the internationalization of higher education?
The research-based essays may take the form of an analytical case study, an analysis of trends, provide an overview of relevant policies or offer the results of impact assessment. They may also look at important partnerships forged, showcase good-practice or evaluate relevant funding policies or approaches.
You should note that the invitation for submissions is for research- and analysis-based papers; not purely descriptive articles.
Prize: £1000 to the most outstanding essay

  • You should be a researcher/scholar from an IAU Member Institution or Organization (check their website to see if your university is a member)
  •  The essay should not exceed 7,500 words in length
  • It should be written in one of the Association’s two official languages – English or French – and be submitted in electronic format (MS Word)

An international jury of distinguished scholars and higher education leaders will review the Essays
submitted and select the most deserving Essay. The result will be widely disseminated by the
How to Apply: Please send all queries and essays to:  Nicholas Poulton, Editorial Assistant ; email: [email protected]
Deadline for Submission: September 15, 2012
For more information, and to apply, click here