IGU-YECG Best Paper Award 2022

International Geographical Union Taskforce for Young and Early Career Geographers presents Late Dr. Manju Singh Memorial Young Scientist Best Paper Award for IGU Thematic conference on the theme ‘Sustainability, Future Earth and Humanities: Opportunities and Challenges’ from 24-25 November, 2022 in the Department of Geography, Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh, India. The IGU’s Young and early Career Geographers Task Force (IGU-YECG) was launched on 22 August, 2016 at the 33rd International Geographical Congress in Beijing, China.

About the Award

Late Dr. Manju Singh Memorial Young Scientist Best Paper Award is instituted in the memory of Late Dr. Manju Singh, daughter of Prof. RB Singh. Dr. Manju Singh, a young and dynamic academic pursued her M.Sc. from USA and a PhD in nanotechnology from Italy. Internationally, there is cutting-edge research being conducted by young and early career scholars that deserves reward and recognition. IGU-YECG is hosting special session(s) to enable young scholars from all over the world to present their work in any relevant domain of geographical studies. Young scholars are encouraged to submit their original research papers, keeping in view the theme and sub-themes of IGU Thematic Conference, 2022.

The award includes a certificate of merit and monetary award of Rs 5100/-. No participation certificate will be given by the IGU-YECG for all paper presenters. Submissions for IGU-YECG Young Scientist Best Paper Award will be reviewed by a panel comprising of IGU-YECG steering committee members. Only selected/shortlisted papers will be presented at the IGU-YECG Sessions during the conference.

Eligibility for the Young Scientist Paper Award is as follows:

  • Scholar should be the first author and personally present the paper at the conference;
  • MPhil/PhD/Postdoc scholars/Early Career Researchers within 5 years of PhD completion can only participate in the competition.
  • Discipline is not a boundary. Scholars from all the disciplines can participate with papers based on the theme of the conference.

Procedure of Application

Authors may express their interest in participating in the IGU-YECG Young Scientist Best Paper Award 2022 by submitting their full paper on by 30th September, 2022. Intimation regarding short-listing for the award will be given by 1st October, 2022. Applicants are requested to mention the e-mail subject as ‘IGU Young Scientist Best Paper Award 2022’.

Guidelines for Paper Submission

  • Papers should be no longer than 5,000 words in length, excluding references.
  • Cover Sheet: Please attach a cover sheet to your submission, including your name, e-mail contact information, affiliation, paper title, and the word count of your paper (excluding references).
  • Formatting: 12-point font, A4 paper size, 1-inch (2.54cm) margins, 1.5 spacing, and footer with page numbers. References and Style: Please follow the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • The most competitive papers will
    • follow submission guidelines
    • present clear and structured arguments,
    • situate a research question in appropriately cited literature,
    • answer the question with appropriate analysis,
    • be original, innovative, and draw conclusions of interest to the wider geography community.