Dissertation Award


2024 Dissertation Award

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research announces its 30th annual prize for the best PhD dissertation on employment-related issues. The Institute has sponsored dissertation awards each year since 1995.

A first prize of $2,500 is being offered. Up to two honorable mention awards of $1,000 may also be given.

Eligible persons for the 2024 prize are those whose dissertation was accepted during the 24-month period from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024. The deadline for submission is July 21, 2024.

The dissertation may come from any academic discipline, but it must have a substantial policy focus.

For more information, download the 2024 Dissertation Award Announcement.

2023 Co-Winners
Lukas Althoff, Princeton University
Pauline Carry, CREST

2023 Honorable Mentions
Virginia Minni, London School of Economics & Political Science

The Upjohn Institute also cosponsors Dissertation Research Grants with the Russell Sage Foundation. The deadline to apply for these grants is February 1, 2024.