The following special awards will be awarded to individuals with outstanding conference paper contribution to comparative education:

  • The Women's Network Margaret Sutherland Prize in Comparative Education; and,
  • The CESE Emerging Scholar Prize.

Both selected papers will be published in one of conference publications. 


The Women’s Network Margaret Sutherland Prize in Comparative Education

The Women’s Network Margaret Sutherland Prize is awarded to an early-to-mid-career female scholar on the basis of an outstanding paper related to the Conference theme. The paper should show originality as well as analytical and theoretical power.

The prize is awarded at the biennial CESE Conference and consists of a Presentation Certificate, a statuette of the “Athena Owl” which is handed on from winner to winner at each Conference, and the waiving of the registration fee for the next CESE conference in 2020.

The successful paper will have been given in one of the regular Working Groups of the Conference – including the New Scholars’ Working Group - and will have been recommended to the Women’s Prize Jury by the Chair(s) of each Working Group. All the recommended papers are passed to the Women’s Prize Jury, which selects among them to make the final Award***.

***Papers given in Plenary sessions, in specially-convened panels or workshops, or joint papers written with a male colleague are not eligible for the Prize. Note also that papers which concentrate on reporting research or a research project are unlikely to be recommended for the Prize.


The CESE Emerging Scholar Prize

The CESE Emerging Scholar Prize is awarded to a scholar who is registered as a PHD student during the time of the conference, on the basis of an outstanding paper in the broader field of comparative education, delivered in one of the regular Working Groups of the Conference (including the New Scholars’ Working Group). The paper should show originality as well as analytical and theoretical depth.

The prize is administered by a selection committee consisting of the CESE Past President and two other scholars/colleagues appointed by the CESE Executive Committee, based on recommendations given by the Chair(s) of each Working Group. The prize is awarded at the biennial CESE Conference and consists of a Presentation Certificate and the waiving of the registration fee for the next CESE conference.