The Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative is proud to announce the first SCORAI prize for an outstanding paper by an early career scholar. The prize of $500 is intended to recognize an outstanding early career scholar based upon a paper presented at the SCORAI 2016 conference. Two additional prizes of $200 each will be available for papers that merit a second and third place award in the competition.

Young scholars are defined as being enrolled in a graduate program or are within four years from when they earned their PhD or equivalent.  

The prize 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 of sustainable consumption.  

To apply send a cover letter and your final paper to Rachael Shwom ( with the subject heading ”YOUR LAST NAME: EARLY CAREER SCHOLAR PAPER.”  Your cover letter should provide information on your eligibility for the early career scholar paper prize (that you are currently a graduate student or that you earned your PhD prior to June 15, 2011).