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Call for Nominations

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, Population Europe (, the network of Europe’s foremost demographic research institutes, in collaboration with the Stifterverband ( and the Berlin Demography Forum (, invites nominations for the

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) A promising and upcoming researcher, who has obtained his or her Ph.D. within the period of 2015-2020;

B) A more experienced researcher, who has obtained his or her Ph.D. within the period of 2005-2010.  

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 articles published or accepted for publication. Nominations will be treated as confidential.

The applications will be evaluated by a committee, composed of eminent demographers and co-chaired by Prof. Jane C. Falkingham, ESRC Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton, and Helga A.G. de Valk, Theme leader, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, The Hague.

The successful candidates will be invited to the awards ceremony, which will be held on occasion of the evening event of the Berlin Demography Forum on 22 March 2021, 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 15 June 2020, 17:00 (deadline) to award [at] with subject “European Demographer Award 2021”.