3RD ANNUAL GEOFFREY WELLER MEMORIAL PRIZE COMPETITION - 2004

 

The prize is awarded annually for the best intelligence or security related papers at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in memory of Professor Geoffrey Weller, the founding President of the University of Northern British Columbia.

 

Deadline for Submissions: 15 July 2004.

 

The Award Package:

Winners of the Undergraduate and Graduate categories will receive:

a.                   $250 cash, or free economy air travel (up to $800) to CASIS 2004 in Ottawa; 

b.                  free shared accommodation and registration at CASIS 2004 in Ottawa;

c.                   a CASIS certificate presented in a ceremony at CASIS 2004;

d.                  the offer of having their winning paper posted on the CASIS website.

 

Runners-up in the Undergraduate and Graduate categories will receive:

a.                   $150;

b.                  a CASIS certificate presented in a ceremony at CASIS 2004; and

c.                   the offer of having their paper posted on the CASIS website.  

 

Eligibility:

The competition is open to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a Canadian university, or any Canadian student enrolled at a foreign university during the 2003-4 academic year.

 

Criteria:

Eligible essays written by an individual or team may address any aspect of intelligence or security, including their relationships with law enforcement issues, in any time period and from the perspective of any relevant discipline or inter-disciplinary program of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Public Administration, Management and Journalism. No student or team may submit more than one essay.  

 

Essays should demonstrate research ability, writing skill and ability to analyze and synthesize information, concepts, and ideas. The paper must have been written during the 2003-4 academic year. Undergraduate essays are not to exceed 25 pages of text, excluding endnotes, or 30 pages with footnotes. Undergraduate theses may not be submitted. Graduate papers are not to exceed 40 pages including notes. Graduate theses are not eligible, but chapters from theses can be submitted providing they do not exceed the length specified.

 

Submission Guidelines:

Candidates should submit 3 printed copies of their paper, typed on only one side of each page. All pages should be numbered. Type font should be 10pt minimum, and lines should be minimum 1.5 spacing. Each essay should have a cover page with the full title of the essay, the author's name, institution, and contact information (address, phone #, email).

 

Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to: [email protected]. Hard copy can be mailed or sent via courier to Dr. David Charters, Chair CASIS Weller Prize Committee, Centre for Conflict Studies, University of New Brunswick, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, NB   E3B 5A3.