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The Allianz European Demographer Award

Demographic change is one of the major challenges European societies will face in upcoming decades. In order to support outstanding research on the causes and consequences of population developments in Europe, the Allianz SE, within the framework of the Berlin Demography Forum (, and in collaboration with Population Europe (, the network of Europe’s foremost demographic research institutes, invites nominations for the Allianz European Demographer Award.

The prize will honor outstanding research in the field of population studies on demographic change in Europe. The research should be at the frontier of anthropological, biological, economic, historical, mathematical, political, sociological, or statistical population studies, achieved by researchers in the early stage of their careers or those at a more advanced stage.

The prize will be given to candidates within two prize groups:
A) for an outstanding PhD thesis, which was accepted within the period 2011-2016;
B) for a more experienced researcher, who has obtained his or her Ph.D. within the period 2001-2006.

Candidates should have an outstanding scientific track record, showing great promise as population researchers.

Candidates have to be nominated by a senior researcher. Nominations should include a short (maximum one page) explanatory statement by the nominator, as well as the candidate’s curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications, and PDFs of two publications published or accepted for publication. Nominations will be treated as confidential.

The applications will be evaluated by a committee from Population Europe, chaired by Prof. Dr. Zsolt Spéder, Hungarian Demographic Research Institute, Budapest, and Prof. Dr. Francesco C. Billari, University of Oxford. The successful candidates will be invited to the awards ceremony, which will be held on occasion of the opening event of the Berlin Demography Forum on the 15th of February 2017, with eminent decision-makers and representatives from research, the economy, as well as political and societal organizations in attendance. The prize winner from group A will receive a certificate and 1,000 Euros, and the winner from prize group B will also receive a certificate and 2,000 Euros in prize money.

Please send your nomination, compiled into one PDF, by 4 November 2016 to with subject “Allianz European Demographer Award”.