TRI Award for Best PhD Thesis 2014: Last Call for Submissions

by Alex P. Schmid

The Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI) seeks to enhance the quality of research in the field of Terrorism Studies. For this purpose it has established an Annual Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism. Last year›s call for PhD theses submitted in the year 2013 had resulted in 29 valid entries. The TRI Award jury, consisting of the directors of the Terrorism Research Initiative, identified three finalists and among them the winner–Dr. Tricia Bacon (American University, Washington, D.C.). See announcement in the August 2014 issue of our journal at


With this announcement, a final call is being made for PhD theses submitted or defended at an academic institution in the year 2014. The winner will be announced in the summer of 2015 and can expect an Award of US $ 1.000,–plus a document signed by the chairman of the jury, acknowledging the granting of the TRI thesis award. Altogether three finalists will be identified. They will all receive a document signed by the jury. The deadline for entries (in English, or with translation into English) is 31 March, 2015. Theses should be submitted in electronic form to the chairman of the jury, Prof. em. Alex P. Schmid, at [email protected], together with a cover letter (1-3 pp.), explaining the merits of the submitted PhD thesis as seen by the author. Doctoral theses can be submitted by either the author or the academic supervisor of a thesis submitted in 2014.

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Perspectives on Terrorism is  a journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative and the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies

ISSN  2334-3745 (Online)

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