Council for European Studies – European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize

CES Announcements 

Call for Applications:

European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize

The European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize is designed to encourage interest and collaborative, interdisciplinary work in the field of European Studies by rewarding talented undergraduates who have conducted original research in the field. The European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize is awarded to the best research paper written in English on any subject in European Studies as part of an undergraduate university degree program. Projects that incorporate another discipline and a second contributor are strongly encouraged.

Two prizes will be awarded in 2018. A multi-disciplinary selection committee appointed by CES’ Executive Committee will choose the winners. Each winner (or winning collaborative team) will receive a check for $500, along with public recognition in CES’ European Studies Newsletter, EuropeNow Campus, and on CES’ social media sites.

Access the application form here.



Student Foreign Policy Essay Contest – John Quincy Adams Society/The National Interest

Looking for a chance to get published in one of Washington’s most influential foreign policy publications? Have your voice heard where it matters and establish credibility as and independent, trustworthy voice in foreign policy. The John Quincy Adams Society has partnered with The National Interest, a highly regarded outlet famous for publishing essays like Francis Fukuyama’s “The End of History?”

Winners get published in TNI and get a significant cash prize; additionally, the first twenty entrants get a free subscription to TNI. More information, rules, and instructions for participation are available on the website at It’s a great chance for students to raise their profiles!

Sigma Iota Rho: Call for Papers and Online Submissions


Print Submissions
The Sigma Iota Rho Journal of International Relations is accepting article submissions from undergraduate students for its 2017 print issue.

Submission Rules

  • Authors must be current students
  • Articles must be original and previously unpublished
  • Articles must be between 2,000 and 6,000 words in length
  • Articles must pertain to the field of International Studies
  • Articles may include charts, graphs, or other pertinent illustrations

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit in Microsoft Word .docx format with 1″ margins, 12-point Times New Roman font, and double-space
  • Include a cover page (author’s name, email, telephone number, university, and the title of the article), a 200-word abstract, and a brief biography of the author
  • Complete the bibliography & footnotes according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition

The Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) Journal of International Relations is an undergraduate journal of international studies housed in the Library of Congress. The Journal has a circulation of over 3,000 copies, which are distributed to over 160 undergraduate international relations programs and APSIA graduate international relations schools. Each edition includes a featured article by a leading voice in international relations; previous headliners have included Joseph Biden, Henry Kissinger, and Pascal Lamy.

Online Submissions
The  Journal is also seeking regular bloggers, op-ed articles, and research articles for its expanding online platform,

Op-ed and Research Article Rules:

  • Work must be relevant to the field of International Studies
  • Lengths and topics are flexible

Blog Applications:

  • Bloggers must commit to one post per calendar month
  • Blog posts must be between 500-1200 words
  • Applications must include the student’s name, email address, telephone number, university, and a sample blog post

Send print submissions & questions to the SIR Board @
Send online submissions & questions to Miranda Lupion @

Call for Papers: Columbia University’s Journal of Politics and Society


Columbia University’s Journal of Politics and Society is currently accepting undergraduate student papers for publication in the Fall 2017 Journal. The Journal has consistently published multiple papers by U-M students in the past few years.

The academic journal of the social sciences and history is distributed nationally among academics on EBSCO, Google Scholar, and the Library of Congress. In its 28th year of publication, the Journal features exclusively undergraduate work on political and social issues. The Journal is seeking outstanding student research papers from seminars, upper-level electives, independent study and thesis programs.

Papers are typically between 20 and 50 pages, although all submissions will be considered.

The deadline for student paper submissions is January 8, 2017. To download a Call for Papers PDF, please visit:

If you care to learn more about the organization or to view past editions of the Journal, please visit

Agora Journal of Urban Planning and Design: Call for Submissions

The Agora Journal of Urban Planning and Design, a scholarly journal run by urban planning students at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College, is now accepting submissions for the 11th volume, to be published in the spring of 2017. All University of Michigan students are invited to submit. The deadline for submissions is January 6th, 2017.

The Journal welcomes investigations into topics including but not limited to urbanism, design, planning practice, and policy evaluation through a wide variety of perspectives and media. They also encourage original research such as GIS analysis, photojournalism, and design work, all accompanied by text explanations of the work’s impact on planning ideas.

In addition to general submissions, Agora is also seeking responses to the question, “How can cities respond to the infrastructure crisis?“, for the annual Symposium.

Additional details and tips for submission can be found at, and questions concerning submissions can be directed to Taylor LaFave at To see the current volume, click here.


Foreign Affairs and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 2016 Student Essay Competition


Foreign Affairs and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy want to give tomorrow’s leaders the opportunity to demonstrate innovative thinking on the issues that shape their world.

In the 2016 Student Essay Competition, a panel from the Foreign Affairs editorial staff and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy will select one undergraduate’s essay to be published on the Foreign Affairs Web site.

Selection committee includes:

  • Gideon Rose, Editor and Peter G. Peterson Chair, Foreign Affairs
  • Jonathan Tepperman, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
  • Yuen Foong Khong, Li Ka Shing Professor of Political Science, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

What global issue should world leaders be paying more attention to? In your essay, please propose a solution to the problem you address.

Submit your essay here.

Entries must be submitted by October 15, 2016.

Submissions should be between 1,200 and 1,500 words. All quotations or uncommon facts should be appropriately cited. Entries must be original, unpublished work written by the contestant.

Open to all undergraduate students graduating no earlier than December 2016.

Only one essay is allowed per participant. Completed entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on October 15, 2016.

Submissions sent by mail will not be accepted. No purchase necessary to enter.