2020 ISQOLS Best PhD Dissertation Award on Quality of Life, Well-being, and Happiness
The International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) calls for nominations for the “2020 ISQOLS Prize for the Best Dissertation on Quality-of-Life, Well-being, and Happiness.” The deadline for nominations is December 31st, 2019.
The aim of the prize is to promote the activity of young researchers working on quality-of-life, happiness, and well-being issues. All dissertations that have been successfully defended during the two calendar years prior to the award deadline are eligible for consideration. Dissertations must be written in English.
The member student’s advisor or the scholar most familiar with the student's research must send the nomination. Nominations must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “Dissertation Award Nomination” in the subject line. The deadline for the submission is December 31st, 2019.
The nomination letter should be written in English and it should include the following information:
Please note: resubmissions from the 2019 ISQOLS dissertation award applications will not be considered for 2020.
ISQOLS awards the best dissertation with a lump sum of $1,500 USD, one-year free membership to ISQOLS, one-year free access to the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life Studies, and free registration to the 18th ISQOLS conference that will be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands from August 25-28, 2020.
To further promote the research on quality-of-life, well-being, and happiness, ISQOLS may award up to five second best candidates who will receive a lump sum of $300 USD, one-year free membership to ISQOLS, one-year free access to the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life Studies, and free registration to the 18th ISQOLS conference.
The submissions will be reviewed by a committee chaired by ISQOLS’s Vice-President of Academic Affairs.
Successful candidates will receive their prizes at the concluding ceremony of the 18th ISQOLS conference. They are expected to present a summary of their work during a special session of the conference. Successful candidates are also expected to acknowledge ISQOLS in their publication.
Winners will be notified by March 30th, 2020.
Unsuccessful re-submissions from years prior will unfortunately not be considered.
2019 Award recipients:
"Social media use and subjective well-being: An investigation of individual differences in personality, social comparison and Facebook behaviour"
Download here: Jennifer Gerson Dissertation.pdf
"Migrant Happiness Insights into the broad well-being outcomes of migration and its determinants"
Download here: Martijn Hendriks Dissertation.pdf
"Subjective Well-Being in Times of Crisis, Evidence on the wider impact of economic crises and turmoil on subjective well-being"
Download here: Efstratia Arampatzi Dissertation .pdf
ISQOLS recognizes these other submissions:
Sarah Dickerson: “Psychological well-being and Health Gains in the Developing World: Evidence from Peru and Malawi.”
Isabella Bertmann: “Taking Well‐Being and Quality of Life for Granted? An Empirical Study on Social Protection and Disability in South Africa”
Christian Kreke: "Evaluating the Non-Monetary Impacts of Major Events, Infrastructure, and Institutions"
Kelsey O'Connor: "Three essays on social policy: institutional development, and subjective well-being as a cause and consequence of labor market outcomes."
Lilian Jans-Beken: "Appreciating Gratitude: New Perspectives on the Gratitude – Mental Health Connection"
Lara Sofia Nascimento Palmeira:"When weight stigma gets under the skin: The development of Kg-Free – a new integrated acceptance, mindfulness and compassion-based group intervention”
Eric Trevan: "The Influence of Import Substitution on Community Development as Measured by Economic Wealth and Quality of Life"
2012: George Mackerron
2009: Melania Calestani
2007: Anke C. Zimmerman
2006: Michael F. Steger
2004: Karen Hwang
2003: Peggy Schyns
2001: Eunkook M. Suh
2000: Sirpa Sarlio-Lahteenkorva