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Sign up for the NIP Thesis award 2019

The Netherlands Institute in Saint Petersburg (NIP) awards a prize for the best Dutch master's thesis in the field of Russian Studies in the broadest sense of the word. Are you defending a master's thesis this year? Take part in the competition! The deadline for new applications is December 1, 2019.

NIP Thesis award 2018 winner Luuk Peters

Luuk Peters, student of Russian Eurasian Studies at Leiden University, won the thesis award in 2018 for his master's thesis 'State, space and society: Public participation in the development of the Zenit Arena'. He won a trip to Saint Petersburg.

Want to participate?
In order to participate, you have to study or have recently graduated from one of the participating universities. The master's thesis can only be submitted if it has been assessed by a supervisor in 2019 or at the latest in 2018. The thesis must relate to Russia in any way and must be written in Dutch or English. Submitted theses will then be assessed by the members of the Scientific Advisory Board of the NIP, and the winner of the award will be invited to come to Saint Petersburg for a week and stay at the Netherlands Institute as a scholar-in-residence. The trip to Saint Petersburg is reimbursed by the institute.

Read more about the Thesis award and Luuk Peters’ master’s thesis (in Dutch).

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