CGS Bonn
Uni Bonn

EmPOWER! Politics, Policy, and Personality!


Starting this year, the Center for Global Studies is launching a new project on gender equality in IR research. We are pleased to announce that within the framework of our research focus on power and global power shifts, we kick off the project “Empower! Politics, Politics, and Personality”. This project aims to increase the visibility of women in science.

Our project is supported by a generous grant awarded by the Office for Gender Equality of the University of Bonn. This money will not only be used to expand the literature on the topic of gender and women in International Relations, but also to initiate a scientific competition for female junior scientists in particular:

The Susan Strange Young Scholar Award is aimed at all female students who have submitted an excellent final thesis (BA/MA) with a research focus on International Relations.
After the selection by an expert jury, we cordially invite the participants to the final conference with guests from the fields of politics, business and science. Here, the selected participants will have the opportunity to present their results to an expert audience as well as the public.
The selection committee will announce the winners of the competition at this conference. The winner of the Susan Strange Young Scholar Award (SSYSA) will receive full publication funding for her final thesis. Further places will be awarded with partial publication grants and book vouchers.
All Bachelor’s or Master’s theses from all degree programs at German universities that investigate at least one of the specified topics (see Call for Papers) can be submitted. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2020.
We are looking forward to your final theses!
You can find all necessary information here (in German):

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: (Christiane Heidbrink M.A. and Dr. Hendrik W. Ohnesorge)

Last update: 15/12/2020