Amílcar Cabral Prize 2021

Publish Date: Jun 27, 2021

Deadline: Oct 21, 2021

Institution: Institute of Contemporary History & Padrão dos Descobrimentos — EGEAC


  1. The Amílcar Cabral Prize (hereafter the Prize) is open to researchers of any nationality who are recent recipients of doctoral degrees from any national or international university.
  2. The Prize is granted annually with the Jury able to deliberate its non-attribution whenever the works submitted do so justify this decision.
  3. The Prize is designed to honour historical research articles that deal with any topic or issue relating to the history of anti-colonial resistance and colonial empires. The respective article may focus on any world geographic context and any historical period, from contemporary times back to the 15th century.
  4. The articles submitted should be authored by the respective candidate and published or accepted for publication in an academic journal (necessarily indexed in either the SCOPUS or the Web of Science databases) with peer review and in either the Portuguese or English languages.
  5. The candidate(s) should have concluded their respective doctoral degrees within the three calendar years preceding the closing date of the award.
  6. Eligible for the first edition of the Prize are doctoral degree holders that defended their PhD after 30 September 2018, with all applications to be submitted prior to 1 October 2021. The results of this year’s Prize shall be announced and communicated before 31 December 2021.
  7. Applications are made in the form of a request to the President of the Jury, including 1) a declaration stating the acceptance of the deliberations of the Jury as regards the respective award, 2) the identification of the respective author(s), 3) a copy of the doctoral degree diploma (or equivalent document) and 4) the article submitted to the competition (and, whenever necessary, proof it has been duly accepted for publication).
  8. Candidates should submit their applications via email to
  9. The Prize covers the cost of travel and accommodation in Lisbon for a period of one month in addition to other living costs (up to a maximum amount of € 4,000 — four thousand euros).
  10. On account of being the first edition of this Prize, the stay in Lisbon shall take place during the year of 2022 on dates and under circumstances due to be agreed between the parties. During this period, the prize winner is to develop their scientific and cultural activities at NOVA FCSH and EGEAC facilities, specifically in the Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos).
  11. For the first edition of this Prize, the Jury is made up of:
    Manuela Ribeiro Sanches (IHC — NOVA FCSH) — President;
    António Tomás (Universidade de Joanesburgo) — Member;
    Francisco Bethencourt (King’s College London) — Member;
    Aurora Alexandrina Vieira Almada e Santos (IHC — NOVA FCSH) — Reserve member.
  12. The deliberations of the Jury are made by a majority decision and always excluding abstention as an option.
  13. This also excludes the scope for any shared attribution of this Prize.
  14. The decision of the Jury is definitive and without any scope for appeal.

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