Postgraduate Paper Prize announcement: Energy Geographies, RGS-IBG

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Mar 9, 2022, 12:01:25 PM3/9/22
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Dear All

*with apologies for cross-posting*


The RGS-IBG Energy Geographies Research Group is pleased to announce a new award for outstanding papers written by postgraduate students. This year the research group will award three prizes across the categories of: Research Design & Methods, Conceptual Contribution, and Impact & Engagement. Please see below for more details and visit the following link full details and to apply: Deadline for submission: 5pm GMT Tuesday, 31st May 2022.


The prize includes a cash award of £50 each, plus we will work with the winners to promote their work through blogs and/or video interviews which will be promoted across and beyond the RGS-IBG network.

We’d be grateful if you could share with your networks and PGR groups.

We looking forward receiving applications.


Best wishes,

Jess Britton and Sarah Knuth, Awards Officers

On behalf of the EnGRG Committee


Energy Geographies Postgraduate paper prize  

Eligibility requirements

·        All currently enrolled postgraduate students at any institution across the world are eligible to submit a paper (applicants do not need to be members of the RGS-IBG);

·        We welcome submissions in any field of energy geographies.

·        Submissions must be in English and between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length (references, tables and figures are not included in the word count);

·        Examples of eligible submissions include, but are not limited to, journal articles in development or already published, chapters, policy papers and conference submissions. If your overall piece is longer than the word limit, please select sections (up to 5,000 words total) that you would like to have considered;

·        Multi-authored papers will be accepted, but if writing with senior colleagues the student must have led a significant proportion of the writing. If the PGR is not the lead author please make clear in the justification statement which sections the student led. Co-authored submissions from multiple students are admissible but, if awarded, the winners would need to share the cash prize equally;

·        Applicants can only be considered for one award category and may only submit one piece of work.


Submission process:

Please visit the EnGRG webpage for details of the submission process and an application form.

Please submit your paper and application form via email to the EnGRG Awards Officers, Sarah Knuth ( and Jess Britton (


Judging and criteria

Submissions will be assessed by a panel of judges drawn from the membership of the Energy Geographies Research Group Committee. Submissions will be assessed against the award subcategory identified by the applicant(s): 1) Outstanding Research Design & Methods; 2) Outstanding Conceptual Contribution; or 3) Outstanding Impact & Engagement. Further assessment criteria used for all submissions will include the strength of the submission’s formulation and argument, knowledge demonstrated, structure and written execution. 



For questions, please contact the EnGRG Awards Officers, Sarah Knuth ( or Jess Britton (


About the EnGRG

The Energy Geographies Research Group (EnGRG) is a volunteer-led organisation that supports research and teaching on the spatial dimensions of energy issues. We are a research group of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG).


Dr Jessica Britton

Research Fellow

UKERC Theme 2: Local and Regional Energy Systems – ‘Devolution and local energy system development’ 

School of Social and Political Science, Chisholm House, High School Yards, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ / / LinkedIn / Twitter / Google Scholar 


The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.


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