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BRIEF March 8, 2018

Call for Papers: The Sundaran Memorial Prize for Young Malaysian Researchers


World Bank Development Research Group Award for the Best Paper by an Early-Career Scholar

To demonstrate its commitment to promoting high quality development policy research by young scholars, the World Bank Development Research Group based in Kuala Lumpur will award a prize for the best research paper on economics and related social sciences by an early-career Malaysian national. The prize will be awarded during the conference of the Development Research Group, Globalization: Contents and Discontents, to be held in Kuala Lumpur on January 15-16, 2019.

The paper should demonstrate excellence in research while addressing in clear and compelling ways a key development policy issue. In addition to receiving a formal citation, the recipient of the prize will have their travel and accommodation costs associated with attending the 2019 conference in Kuala Lumpur covered, will be given the opportunity to spend time as a Visiting Research Fellow with the Development Research Group based in the Malaysia Hub, and will have their paper (if previously unpublished) included in the Bank’s Policy Research Working Paper Series.

The prize is open to all Malaysian nationals younger than 40 years of age (by 31 March 2019), no matter where they currently reside, who are working on their doctoral studies or have received their doctorate degree no earlier than 31 March 2014. Only papers on economics and related social sciences will be considered, since that is the type of work the World Bank’s Development Research Group itself most frequently conducts.

Further details regarding the prize’s criteria and requirements are available here. To be considered for the prize, eligible candidates should submit their paper – which should be no longer than 10,000 words by 31 October 2018.

Submission process is now closed