ISTR Emerging Scholar Dissertation Award 2016

January 15, 2016 all-day
Margery Daniels

The International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) is pleased to announce the 2016 ISTR Emerging Scholar Dissertation Award. This award is presented biennially for a PhD dissertation completed or defended in the two calendar years (July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2015) preceding the award. Self-nominations are accepted.

Dissertations that contribute to the field of comparative study of civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), philanthropy, voluntarism and related issues are eligible. We encourage submissions of PhD dissertations from all parts of the world. Dissertations focused exclusively on the United States are not eligible.

The winner will be announced and the award will be given at the ISTR 12th International Conference in Stockholm, Sweden which will be held June 28 – July 1, 2016. The award is US $1,000.

Dissertations may be submitted in English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Please email your submission to and to learn more, please visit our Dissertation webpage.

Applications must include:

  • letter of acceptance for the degree
  • 500 word abstract of the dissertation's subject matter (in English)
  • one full copy of the dissertation

Deadline: Dissertations and accompanying materials must be submitted online prior to January 15, 2016.

Entries will be judged by a committee based on the following:

Does the dissertation have potential to influence new thinking on the Third Sector and/or related fields? Does the approach contribute to studying Third Sector issues?

For inquiries or questions, contact: Margery Daniels, Executive Director: