Submit Your Essay and Win the 2014 Corinna Seith Award

Submit Your Essay and Win the 2014 Corinna Seith Award

Deadline: August 17, 2014

The Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) invites published or unpublished essay/paper from young scholars working and living in Europe for Corinna Seith Award 2014. The essay or paper must address one of the themes that Corinna wrote about/worked on. These include:

  • Institutional responses to domestic violence or sexual violence
  • Children and domestic violence
  • Violence prevention, including self-defence for women and girls
  • Innovations in methodology for studying violence against women and/or children
  • Theoretical perspectives on violence against women and/or children


  • 500 Euro will be awarded to the best essay/paper written by a young scholar, who will be invited to present her paper at the WAVE Conference 2014 in Vienna.


  • The piece can be published or unpublished.
  • “Young scholar” means a PhD candidate/ new PhD within the last 5 years OR a researcher with a career of 5 years or less.
  • The person needs to work and live in Europe.
  • The essay or paper should be sole authored by the applicant and reflect the applicant’s own, original research
  • It should be the length of a paper given at a conference or submitted to a journal (4-7000 words as a rough guide)
  • It can be written in English or German (with an English abstract) – the languages Corinna herself wrote and published in.

Judging criteria

  • Feminist perspective/foundations.
  • Adopting a new or original approach.
  • Clarity and quality of writing.
  • Relevance to practice and social change.
  • Awareness of current knowledge base


  • Applicants should send their paper and a short CV, showing that the formal criteria are fulfilled, to [email protected]

For more information, visit 2014 Corinna Seith Award.