SCORAI Outstanding Paper Award for Early-Career Scholars

The Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative is proud to announce that it will present the Second SCORAI Outstanding Paper Award for Early-Career Scholars based on manuscripts presented at the network’s conference at the Copenhagen Business School on June 27‒39, 2018. The first-place award includes a $500 prize and is intended to recognize an exceptional early-career scholar. Two additional prizes of $200 will be conferred for papers that merit second- and third-place recognition.

Early-career scholars are defined as being enrolled in a graduate program or are within four years from when they received their Ph.D. or equivalent.

The award will recognize papers that are well written, theoretically and/or empirically innovative, and make an original contribution to understanding sustainable consumption. The selection process will be conducted by a committee of diverse scholars in the field. Only papers that have been accepted for presentation at the conference will be eligible. 

To be considered for the award send a cover letter and your final paper for the conference to Halina Brown ( with the subject heading “YOUR LAST NAME: EARLY-CAREER SCHOLAR PAPER.” The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018. Your cover letter should provide information on your eligibility for the award (that you are currently a graduate student or that you earned your Ph.D. prior to June 15, 2014).

2016 Recipients of the SCORAI Outstanding Paper Award for Early-Career Scholars

First Place: Manisha Anantharaman, The “sustainability” of class relations in Bangalore’s bicycling and recycling communities

Second Place: Diana Ivanova, Counties, not countries, explain variations in EU household carbon footprints

Third Place: Jean Leon Boucher, Culture, carbon, and climate change: a class analysis of climate change belief, lifestyle lock-in, and personal carbon footprints