2019 ESST European Undergraduate Essay Prize

The ESST Undergraduate Essay Prize is an annual prize of 500 € awarded to the best-submitted paper on some aspect of science, technology and society relations. The aim of the prize is to attract further aspiring young students to the interdisciplinary fields of Science and Technology Studies and Innovation Studies. Undergraduates from all fields of study attending any European university are eligible to apply.

The members of the 2019 Prize Committee are:

  • Anja Bauer, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
  • Giorgos Velegrakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Mark Elam, University of Gothenburg (Chair)

How to apply:
Applications should consist of a cover sheet (see below) completed and scanned, and a double-spaced pdf copy of the student essay. Essays should be between 2,000 and 3,000 words (in English). Applicants may not submit more than one piece of work. Applications should be emailed to Mark Elam (mark.elam@gu.se), the 2019 ESST Prize Coordinator. E-mail your essay by 26th July 2019 and expect confirmation of its acceptance within a week.

Download the Cover sheet

Past Winners:

  • 2018 Jan Kleinheinrich, Maastricht University
  • 2017 Kevin Walton, University College Dublin
  • 2016 Oscar Emil Clemmensen, IT University of Copenhagen
  • 2015 Robin Schormans, Maastricht University
  • 2014, Sidsel Thaarup, IT University of Copenhagen
  • 2013, Frederick Thielen, Maastricht University
  • 2012, Alina Marktanner, Maastricht University
  • 2011, Miklós Horváth, Eötvös Loránd University