Research Papers Competition for Graduate and Postgraduate Students 2017

Publish Date: Mar 22, 2017

Deadline: Sep 01, 2017

The papers (unpublished as well as recently published) should address topical issues in social sciences and humanities.

The Council of Young Scientists of the Faculty of Sociology (St. Petersburg State University) in cooperation with the Center for German and European Studies (St. Petersburg State University—Bielefeld University), supported by DAAD, are glad to announce a Russian-European competition of research papers by young scientists interested in comparative Russian-European studies. Winners will receive a prize of up to 1275 Euro to conduct an empirical research in Europe or Russia. 


1. Size: 6 000-7 000 words, including abstract, references, illustrations and tables.

2. Language: English.

3. File type: Microsoft Word (*.doc). Font—Times New Roman 12, line spacing—1.5.

4. The paper has to be entitled and to contain an abstract as well as 4-5 key words/word combinations. 500 words or less in total.

5. Text may be illustrated with photos, schemes, and pictures in *.png, *.jpg, *.tif, *.pdf (max. 500 kb each).

6. The papers submitted by applicants from Europe are to focus on topical issues of Russian studies/Russian societies, while papers by Russian applicants must contain research of one of the issues cornerstone to European studies /European societies. The papers comparing Europe and Russia are particularly welcome.

7. The study may be a literature-based analysis, yet in that case further empirical research is to be possible and anticipated in the future. Papers not meeting these requirements will be desk rejected.


Papers should be sent to the organizing committee before September 1, 2017 via e-mail: and The competition final will take place in November 2017. Finalists will present their papers in English to the jury.


Finalists will take part in the international seminar on paper preparation and publication in international scientific journals under the guidance of a European instructor. Winners will receive a prize of up to 1275 Euro to take a research trip to Europe (Russian participants) or to Russia (participants from Europe) in early 2018 to collect empirical data and to develop the research. Elaborated papers presenting the results of the empirical studies will be published in CGES Working Papers series in 2018.

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