RUSI invites entries for 2015 Resilience Essay Prize

Entrants are invited to submit an essay on the topic of what resilience might look like in 2050

RUSI invites entries for 2015 Resilience Essay Prize

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is inviting individuals, and organisations to submit entries for the 2015 RUSI Resilience Essay Prize on the topic Resilience 2050: A Blueprint for the Future.

The winning entry will be considered for publication in the RUSI Journal, and the author invited to present the paper at the RUSI Resilience Conference 2015 on Tuesday 27 October. All shortlisted applicants are invited to present an academic poster at the conference.

Essays should aim to:

• Propose what a ‘Resilient 2050’ will look like
• Make practical suggestions of how this will be achieved
• Identify barriers to reaching that endpoint
• Suggest how such barriers can be circumvented or removed.

Beyond that, topics and approaches are at the author’s discretion. Detail and timelines of what to submit and when are as follows:

Abstracts by 28 August 2015: Authors should submit a 300-500 abstract only to the contact details below. Entries will be judged on abstracts only; no full paper is required at this stage.

Abstracts should be emailed in Word Format, with the author’s details and contact information provided on a separate cover sheet. Entries will be judged anonymously.

Full paper by 1 October 2015: Shortlisted authors will be informed by 1 September; full paper must be delivered by 1 October.

If shortlisted, a final paper will need to conform to writers’ guidelines for the RUSI Journal, which can be found here:

Results announced 27 October 2015: Results will be communicated in confidence to shortlisted authors by 16 October and announced at the RUSI Resilience Conference 2015.

Papers must not have been published already: the RUSI Journal publishes only original material. The winning paper will be published following the conference.

To submit an abstract or for more information, please contact:
Jennifer Cole, Senior Research Fellow Resilience and Emergency Management
Email:  Tel: 020 7747 4958

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