Early Career Award

ESRA awards an Early Career Researcher prize at each biennial conference, based on papers submitted for presentation at the conference. The author(s) of the winning paper are announced at the conference dinner, and the first author receives a cash prize of Є500. Papers are welcome in any field related to survey research broadly defined, must be 9000 words maximum, and are judged based on the quality of research design, originality, significance, organization, and presentation. The papers are completed versions of proposals accepted by the organisers for presentation at the 2019 ESRA conference. The competition is open to researchers within two years of the completion of their doctorate or within five years of starting a career in survey research. The winning paper is selected by a review committee comprising survey researchers who are members of the ESRA board and by an extra external member. Submissions are made via the Conference Management System. Further details for 2019 will be announced in due course.

2017 Early Career award: Christoph Zangger

Christoph Zangger from the University of Bern was awarded the early career prize for his paper “Bringing Space into the Equation: Examining the Social Mechanisms of Neighborhood Effects on Educational Outcomes”.  Using spatial statistics, this paper shows how the interdependence of parental educational motivation within neighborhoods crucially shapes students’ transition to the more advantageous school track. The prize committee noted that the paper was also very well written.

Honorable mentions:  Andreas C. Goldberg and Christian Czymara

Past recipients:

2015 Winner: Christoph Kern, University Duisburg-Essen

Honorable mentions:  Marco Haenssgen and Cynthia McLauchlan

2013 Winner: Daniel Oberski, Utrecht University

2011 Winner: Jorre Vannieuwenhuyze, SGS