The European Defence Agency (EDA) in partnership with the Egmont Institute has the pleasure of inviting the best and the brightest of European scholars to submit their candidacy for the EDA-Egmont PhD Prize in Defence, Security and Strategy.

If you have been awarded a PhD in the last academic year (1 January 2011 to 31 October 2012) and feel your findings stand out in terms of quality, innovation and impact on future EU policy, then you are what we are looking for.

You need to be a citizen of an EDA Member State (all EU Member States except Denmark). You need to have been awarded a PhD by an academic institution in an EDA Member State. You will need to be available to deliver an intervention at EDA’s Annual Conference scheduled for 21 March 2013 in Brussels.

Does this sound interesting? If so, please consult the attached documents for full details on eligibility and award criteria as well as for the practicalities on how to submit your candidacy. Deadline for receiving submissions is 1 January 2013. The Award notice will be published on 22 February 2013.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Call for submissions:


Submissions form:


For more information, feel free to contact the chair of the jury:


Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop

Director, Europe in the World Programme,

Egmont – The Royal Institute for International Relations

Visiting Professor, Ghent University & College of Europe (Bruges)

Egmont, Rue de Namur 69, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Tel. +32 2 213 40 23 – fax +32 2 223 41 16 – [email protected] –