SNIS AWARD FOR THE BEST PHD THESIS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 2017
SNIS AWARD FOR THE BEST PHD
THESIS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
The 2017 edition of SNIS Award that rewards the best PhD
thesis in international studies received in a Swiss university is now
open for entries. In line with the SNIS objective to support outstanding
young researchers at the beginning of their career and to promote the
interdisciplinary field of international studies, the envelope of this
prestigious award has been increased to CHF 10’000.
for the entry of submissions must have received their PhD degree in a
Swiss University in the calendar year 2016, with “summa cum laude”, or a
mark equal or superior to 5.5.
The SNIS considers that international studies deal not only with the
analysis of international relations, but also with political, economic,
social, environmental, legal, and health issues that extend beyond
national boundaries. Submitted PhD theses can deal with a wide range of
academic disciplines, such as political science, economics, sociology,
social and cultural anthropology, law, history, geography and
A jury composed of professors with expertise in one or several areas
relevant to international studies will evaluate the PhD theses submitted.
A thesis that can convince the jury of its reach beyond disciplinary
boundaries is a clear asset.