Nominations for PJSA Student Awards Now Open!

Dear colleagues,

The nomination process for the PJSA Student Awards is now open!

Each year PJSA recognizes one outstanding undergraduate thesis and one outstanding graduate thesis/dissertation completed during the 2018-2019 academic year (between June 2018 to May 2019) in the fields of peace and conflict or justice studies with the following awards:

  • Best Dissertation/Graduate Thesis of the Year Award
  • Best Undergraduate Paper of the Year Award

Awardees are honored at PJSA’s award banquet during the annual PJSA conference (October 4-6, 2019) and receive a 2 year membership to PJSA plus a $300 travel stipend and waived registration fee to attend the conference!

Nomination Instructions:

  • Faculty: now that the academic year is over, do you have a student whose graduate thesis/dissertation or undergraduate thesis (or senior capstone or honors paper required for graduation) was particularly outstanding and deserves recognition?
  • Students:  self-nominations are accepted and encouraged!

To submit a nomination, please send the following to Sheherazade Jafari, PJSA Awards Chair ( by July 1, 2019 at 5 pm ET:

  1. Student name and contact information (current email and phone number)
  2. Student university affiliation, academic program and date of completion (month and year)
  3. The title of the thesis/dissertation and an abstract
  4. A complete copy of the thesis/dissertation in Word or PDF
  5. Your name, email address and university affiliation (as the nominator)

Only nominations with a complete application will be considered. 

We look forward to receiving your nominations!