Call for Nominations: VIADUCT Research Award

The award is given to recognise outstanding research in the fields of EU-Turkey relations. This may include research in the thematic dimensions of this relationship (politics, security, energy, economic, migration and identity) across all levels of analysis (EU, Turkey, the neigbourhood, global context). Research should contribute to an understanding of the future of EU-Turkey relations.

Research excellence comes in many forms and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Papers and studies, both published and yet not published,
  • Publicly accessible databases,
  • Any other form of innovative research not mentioned above but worth to be nominated in your opinion.

The intention is to reach out beyond the VIADUCT Network and spread best practice in the field wherever it is investigated from Vancouver to Vladivostok. Nominations and selfnominations are welcome from researchers beyond the VIADUCT network. The award of 1.500 Euro will be made at the VIADUCT online conference on 22-23 October 2020.

Senior staff are invited to nominate outstanding researchers in the field of EU-Turkey relations broadly defined. Self-nominations are also welcome. Nominations should include the name of the individual nominated, the nominee’s CV, the research project as attachment or link and a short statement explaining why they should be considered for this award. Excellence can cover many different aspects of research including providing new insights and innovative methods. Nominations of individuals with institutional links to Universities, Think Tanks and NGOs as well as young scholars are encouraged. The award is designed to contribute to bridge building in the academic community of EU Turkey relations.

Nominations should be directed to Prof Dr Wolfgang Wessels, Director, Centre for Turkey and European Union Studies, University of Cologne, Head of VIADUCT Coordination Office, via email only:, cc: The deadline for nominations is 15 September 2020.

Information about the selection procedure can be found here.

To learn more, check out the VIADUCT website here.