2020 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 2020 Prize Committee are:

  • Ernesto Rodriguez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Lorenzo Beltrame, Università di Trento
  • 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 2020 ESST Prize Coordinator. E-mail your essay by 31st July 2020 and expect confirmation of its acceptance within a week.

Download the Cover sheet

Past Winners:

  • 2019 Anja Aune Selmer, Maastricht University
  • 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