Message from the ESS Chair Fariborz Zelli

ESS leader Fariborz Zelli with  the Winner of the Graduate Student award Saskia van Wees, from University of Florida
ESS leader Fariborz Zelli with the Winner of the Graduate Student award 2018 (for her paper presented in 2017) – Saskia van Wees, from University of Florida

Dear colleagues,

Before the San Francisco ISA Conference disappears from memory, please nominate papers written and presented by graduate students for the ESS Graduate Student Paper Award.

Here are the details:


  • Currently, nominations are being requested for papers that were presented at the 2018 ISA annual convention in San Francisco. Panel chairs and discussant and paper presenters please make nominations!
  • Graduate students may nominate their own papers as well.
  • Graduate student papers that have been co‐authored with professors are not eligible for nomination for the best graduate student paper.
  • Eligible papers must have been presented at in San Francisco, but not necessarily in a panel sponsored by the ESS.
  • Eligible papers should not have already been accepted or published by a journal.
  • Authors do not have to be ESS members – while, of course, we encourage authors to join our section (i.e. when renewing your next ISA membership fee, tick the ESS box).
  • This said, papers should have a clear and dominant environmental angle.
  • Papers may be revised versions based on the comments you received at the ISA convention (but not fundamental changes in terms of different topic and approach)
  • Nominations should be sent by e-mail to ESS Chair Fari Zelli (
  • To enter the competition, e-mail a copy of your paper (in MS Word or PDF format) by no later than June 1st 2017.


  • The awardee receives a $150 prize plus consideration for publication by the journal Global Environmental Politics

Thanks & all the best,