Frequently Asked Questions

1. My references did not receive an email with a link to the reference letter submission page. What should I do?

If your references do not receive this email within 24 hours of your submission, please contact the ACUNS secretariat at [email protected] with the subject line “Dissertation Award: Application Error”

2. I just completed writing my dissertation and would like to apply for this award. Am I eligible?

The dissertation award is not intended for students who already have completed, or who are about to complete, the writing of the dissertation. Is is also not intended for those who are about to defend their thesis (NB for students working in a UK-context of doctoral studies, the Award relates to students who are in the beginning of their final year/year three of registration and are in the process of writing up).

3. My dissertation only briefly mentions the UN and/ or the UN System. Am I eligible?

The dissertation award is intended for students whose dissertation topic is of direct and demonstrable relevance to the United Nations and/or the UN. Applications not thus related or only briefly mentioning the UN and/or UN system will not be considered.