Caspian Policy Center (CPC) invites interested scholars, experts, diplomats and business leaders, whose concentration involves the Caspian region, to participate in our research award. Submitted articles must be 3000 words (8-10 pages) original, thought-provoking, unpublished pieces and adhere to the conventions of the Chicago Manual Style. Along with the manuscript, the applicants should also include their name, email, university or affiliation, a short bio, a CV and the title of their paper with an abstract of 250 words or less.
CPC will award selected researchers and publish the winning essays. CPC Research Award entails a prize for the individuals making a unique contribution to the scholarly understanding of the Caspian region. The awardees will be selected by the CPC advisory board.
The total prize for the top essay is $1000. The second and third ones will receive a prize of $750 and $500 accordingly.
The top three awardees will also be offered a CPC non-resident fellowship affiliation for three to six months.
The deadline for the receipt of the papers is March 10, 2018.
Submitted papers will be reviewed by the advisory board and the authors will be notified by March 20, 2018.
Selected manuscripts will go through a series of editorial modification.
Papers can be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to
1725 Eye ST NW Suite 300
Washington DC, 20006
For potential questions contact us at email@example.com or (202) 349-3762
About the CPC
Caspian Policy Center (CPC) is an independent, nonprofit research think tank based in Washington D.C. Economic, political, energy and security issues of the Caspian region constitute the central research focus of the Center. The Caspian region, at the crossroads of the East and the West, is increasingly becoming a crucial area of global interest with its rich natural resources, geopolitical rivalry and economic development. Established in 2016, the Center aims at becoming a primary research and debate platform in the Caspian region with relevant publications, events, projects and media productions to nurture a comprehensive understanding of the intertwined affairs of the Caspian region. With an inclusive, scholarly and innovative approach, the Caspian Policy Center presents a platform where diverse voices from academia, business and policy world from both the region and the nation’s capital interact to produce distinct ideas and insights to the outstanding issues of the region.