Carlo A. Pelanda Graduate Student Paper Award

Globis is pleased to announce the Carlo A. Pelanda Graduate Student Research Paper Competition. The competition is open to qualitative and quantitative research papers from the global graduate student community.

Deadlines & Award

The Carlo A. Pelanda Graduate Student Paper Competition Award is $1,000 for the winner and $500 for the runner-up. The application deadline will be announced here at a later date. All papers should be between 7,000 and 10,000 words double-spaced, and must include a bibliography. The papers should not have been published elsewhere, but those that have been submitted to a graduate class or a conference are acceptable. Only one submission per year per graduate student is allowed. As a part of the competition, Globis requires that the winner and the runner-up acknowledge Globis and the Award in any future publications of the work. Should you have any questions concerning the research initiatives, the review process, or the paper requirements, please contact Globis (

Following receipt of papers they will be entered into a two tiered double-blind review process. The first review will be primarily focused on if the paper meets the goals and objectives of the paper contest. Second, a University of Georgia faculty review panel will evaluate the papers according to the established criteria and announce the winner and the runner-up in late September 2012.

The contest is open to all graduate students at any university. The winner and runner-up of the competition must be present at the award ceremony in late September or early October and must be willing to present his or her work at an upcoming Globis Friday Forum within the next year.  While the competition is open to all graduate students, we are unable to provide funding for travel and accommodation, potential competitors should bear this in mind.


The categories and associated criteria used for the assessment of the completed papers are as follows:

  • Development and Maintenance of Democratic Systems
  • Migration, Diversity, and Social Change
  • Sustainable Development
  • Peacemaking

Resources for Policy writing:

A Practical Guide For Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path To More Effective Problem Solving by Eugene Bardach

Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice by David Leo Weimer, Aidan R. Vining

  • METHODOLOGY: The paper meets the criteria of the Edicts of Candler Hall (see below).
  • CITING RESOURCES: All references used to write the paper are properly cited and included in the bibliography or references section at the end of the paper.
  • GRAMMAR, USAGE, AND STYLE: The paper is well organized, clear, and employs proper grammar and a coherent style.
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