The Kari Polanyi-Levitt Prize is CASID's annual Graduate Student Essay Contest. The Kari Polanyi-Levitt Prize is awarded annually to the best original essay by a graduate student (currently enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program) in the area of international development studies. The Prize includes $1000 cash, a travel grant (based on CASID criteria) to assist in travel to present the essay, and consideration of the essay in the regular editorial process of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies. To assist in assessing the essays submitted, the following guidelines have been adapted from those used by the Canadian Journal of Development Studies.
- Submitters must be, or become, members of CASID (note: student memberships are only $20/year for students from the Global North and $10/year for students from the Global South; please visit https://fedcan-association.ca/casid-acedi)
- Submitters must be Canadian graduate students or international graduate students registered at a Canadian university.
- The student must be the sole author of the paper submitted.
- Submissions will be considered for the CASID program unless the author advises they do not wish or are not able to participate in the conference.
- Students are encouraged to present their paper in person.
Winners will be announced during the 2014 Conference at the Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
Complete papers must be submitted in electronic form (MS Word) by March 14, 2014
- Ensure that your article is no longer than 35 double-spaced pages.
- Include a cover page stating the title of the article and author’s name and graduate student status. Do not put identifying information on the rest of the article, as the cover page is removed for the review process, which is anonymous.
- Include an introduction, a conclusion, and a bibliography or list of references.
- Print on one side of the paper only (letter size, 8.5 x 11) with a margin of at least 1 inch all around. If using A4 size paper please leave a 2-inch margin at the bottom.
- Double space and left align text (leaving a ragged right margin) throughout.
- Language should be respectful of diversity and difference.
- Check for grammar and spelling errors before submission.
Essays not meeting the basic editorial guidelines may not be assessed by the Prize Committee. Detailed editorial guidelines will be provided on request, or view at the CJDS web site at www.cjds.ca/author_guide/index.html.
Submissions and questions should be directed to the Conference Organizer: