The Ngo Future of Work Prize
The Ngo Future of Work Prize is awarded annually to an aspiring researcher who has contributed significantly to the growing body of knowledge enabling people to understand the future of work. This prize is open to all disciplines and work-related research. The Prize is open to Green Templeton Students from all departments and study areas.
Ngo Future of Work Prize 2012
The Future of Work Programme is now accepting prize submissions for the 2012 Ngo Future of Work Prize. This year the Prize is open to University of Oxford students from all departments and study areas. Students are asked to submit a discrete piece of work which has either been written specifically for the Prize or is based on conference papers, papers prepared for journals, as well as on chapters or abbreviated sections from their thesis or dissertation.
Submitted papers should relate to the topic of 'work' as defined by the Program’s following broad subthemes:
1. 'Identity and Work'
2. 'Work Bondaries'
3. 'Ethics of Work'
4. 'Mind, Body and Work'
5. 'Researching Work'
6. 'Innovation and Change in Work.
The work can draw upon secondary or primary material. However, to be considered for the Prize, papers must consist of innovative research of a high academic standard and accomplished one or more of the following Future of Work objectives:
A) contribute to the understanding of work at either at a theoretical or empirical level
B) challenge existing norms and standard views of work
C) deepen our appreciation of work, as a topic, in an imaginative way
D) seek to cross inter-disciplinary boundaries and bring new insights to our understanding of work
E) use innovative research methods
F) foreground issues which have been ignored or taken for granted
G) combine theoretical rigour with practical relevance
H) contribute to critical societal debates on work and its future.
The submission deadline is 7 October 2012. Submitted papers should be no more than 10,000 words in length, and will be judged by a selection panel which consists of Green Templeton Future of Work Fellows as well as external experts.
The winners of the Future of Work Prize will receive a £600 award, and their papers will also be published as a Future of Work Working Paper.
The 2011 prize was awarded to Melanie Bunce (DPhil Politics and International Relations) for her paper The new foreign correspondent at work: Local-national 'stringers' and the global news coverage of conflict in Darfur.
The 2010 Prize was awarded to Timothy Phakathi (DPhil Sociology) for his paper Getting on and getting by: the gold miners' informal working practice of making a plan (planisa).