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IUSSP-Mattei Dogan Foundation Award for Comparative Research in Demography
The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and the Mattei Dogan Foundation share a common objective: to promote interdisciplinary and comparative international work in the social sciences. In 2004, the Mattei Dogan Foundation and the IUSSP came to an agreement to offer an Award for Comparative Research in Demography.
The award honours a scientist of high international renown for the contribution of his or her work to the development of studies of population that draw on perspectives of different disciplines and for the importance that this work has accorded to international comparisons. The award is given to a scholar in mid-career to honor work already completed but also to encourage active researchers to continue their research. The Award carries a $3,500 USD prize and is granted every four years at the IUSSP International Population Conference, where the Awardee is invited to give a lecture on a subject of his or her choice.
The next award will be presented during the 28th International Population Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Previous awardees include Gunner Andersson (2013), Wolfgang Lutz (2009), and Vladimir Shkolnikov (2005) (see below).
Conditions of Eligibility
All IUSSP members who are nominated following the procedure listed below are eligible except for current IUSSP Council members. No age limit exists but nominees should ideally be in mid-career.
Candidates must be nominated by IUSSP members; no self-nominations will be accepted. Documentation includes the following:
- A nomination letter signed by at least six (6) IUSSP members of at least three (3) different nationalities.
- Two (2) letters of recommendation by prominent population scientists who did not sign the nomination letter.
- A curriculum vitae that includes a complete list of the nominee’s publications.
Nomination materials should arrive at the IUSSP Secretariat by email or post on or before 1 March 2017 and should be addressed to Mary Ellen Zuppan, IUSSP Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), 3-5 rue Nicolas, 75980 Paris Cedex 20, France. If sending original materials by post, please send electronic copies by email to facilitate communications with selection committee members.
Nomination materials will be reviewed by the Selection committee appointed by the IUSSP Council. The winner of the award will be announced in May 2017.
The winner of the 2013 IUSSP-Mattei Dogan Foundation Award for Comparative Research in Demography is Gunnar Andersson, Professor of Demography and Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Master's Programme in Demography at Stockholm University and Associate Director of the Linnaeus Center on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe (SPaDE). Gunnar Anderson gave a lecture on comparative research and on his own research during the Closing Ceremony at the XXVII International Population Conference in Busan, Korea on Saturday 31 August 2013.
Read also: Nomination Letter for Gunnar Andersson.
The winner of the 2009 Award for Comparative Research in Demography is Wolfgang Lutz, who works for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) as Leader of the World Population Program. Wolfgang Lutz is also Director of the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Vienna, Austria). For this award, Wolfgang Lutz gave a presentation at the XXVI International Population Conference during the IUSSP Plenary on “Climate Change: Does Population Matter” on 1 October, on: Population and climate interactions: demographic perspective.
The winner of the 2005 Award for Comparative Research in Demography is Vladimir Shkolnikov, who works at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Rostock, Germany). For this award, Vladimir Shkolnikov gave a lecture at the XXV International Population Conference, during the Closing Ceremony on 23 July 2005, on: Towards the understanding of mortality divergences and reversals.
Read also: Nomination letter of Vladimir M. Shkolnikov