About this year’s prize

Each year BAICE runs an essay competition open to all postgraduate students. In previous years we have invited applications from those who have presented at either the BAICE or UKFIET conference. However, we recognise that the pandemic has had many unpredictable impacts on people’s work so we are opening it up to a wider cohort.

Therefore, BAICE invites all postgraduate students of international and comparative education (or a closely related discipline) to write and submit an original essay on the UKFIET conference theme:

Building Back Better in Education and Training? Reimagining, Reorienting and Redistributing.

Please see here for more detail about the theme.

Essays should be between 3000-5000 words (including references).

The competition deadline is midnight on 31st January 2022.

The total value of the prize money is £500. Usually this is awarded to a single winner.

Who can enter?

You must be a Masters, MPhil or doctoral student (full or part-time), or have completed your studies no more than six months before the competition deadline.

You must be a BAICE member at the time of submitting the essay (see here for how to become a member of BAICE).

No senior scholars or supervisors should have co-authored the essay: it should be the student’s own work.

We welcome co-authored essays providing all co-authors are eligible to enter as outlined above. The prize will be shared jointly between co-authors.

You do not have to be based at a UK institution, but essays must be submitted in English.

For further information please see the BAICE website