Master’s award in Development Studies 2016

The Finnish University Partnership for International Development – UniPID and the Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR) jointly seek exceptional Master’s level theses from UniPID member universities to be awarded.

The prize sum is 1,000 euros. There will also be two honorable mentions for exceptionally meriting works. The Master’s Award in Development Studies 2016 will be presented in February 2017, in conjunction with FSDR’s Development Day seminar.

The Master’s Award in Development Studies application criteria are the following:

§  The thesis has been approved during the period 1.8.2015-31.7.2016 at a UniPID University, as a master’s level thesis included in a degree. The language of the thesis is Finnish, Swedish, or English.

§  The grade is at least magna cum laude or higher, or at least 4 if the work has been graded on a scale of 1-5

§  This is a multidisciplinary competition and the disciplines are not limited in advance. The work should however employ one of the development research frameworks: development studies, developing country research, international development, or Global South research.


See the full call for award submissions with details on the qualifications and required attachments on the UniPID website.

All submissions should be sent in electronic format (PDF) to the Secretary of the Master’s Award Working Group Osku Haapasaari [osku.haapasaari [at]] by 31 August 2016 at 16.00 at the latest.