World Trade Organization Essay Award for Young Economists 2024

Competition in Business and Law
  • Greece, Greece
  • Apply Before : June 3, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 13035
  • Fields of study Trade and Business
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The World Trade Organization is currently accepting applications for the 2023 Essay Award from young international economists. This award aims to build stronger ties between the academic community and the WTO by encouraging high-quality research on international trade cooperation and policies.

The WTO Essay Award is an annual event that offers a prize of CHF 5,000 to the author(s) of the winning essay. In the case of a co-authored paper, the prize money will be divided equally among the authors. The winning paper will be announced officially at the annual meeting of the European Trade Study Group (ETSG), which is the largest conference on international trade.The award ceremony will take place on 12-14 September 2024 at Athens University in Greece. The winning author will receive funding to attend the meeting.

About World Trade Organization (WTO)

As an intergovernmental organization, the World Trade Organization (WTO) regulates and facilitates international trade and deals. With the help of practical cooperation in the United Nations System, countries’ governments use the organization to establish, review, and enforce the rules that govern international trade.

WTO officially started its operations on 1 January 1995, and currently, it is the world’s largest international economic organization. WTO has 164 member states representing over 98% of global trade and global Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Brief Details

Deadline: 3 June 2024

Shortlisting Date for Eligible Papers: By 18 June 2024

Announcing Date: 8 July 2024

Provided by: The World Trade Organization (WTO) 

Event Type: Award

Eligible Nations: All

Award ceremony: 12-14 September, 2024

location of the award  ceremony: Athens, Greece

Benefits of the World Trade Organization Essay Award

By submitting a paper for the World Trade Organization (WTO) Essay Award, authors will benefit from the event as follows:

  • The WTO Essay Award is an annual event that provides a CHF 5,000 prize to the author(s) of the winning essay. If the writers have co-authored a paper, WTO will divide the prize equally among the authors.
  • WTO will officially announce the winning paper at the European Trade Study Group (ETSG) annual meeting, which is the largest conference on international trade.
  • The winning author of a paper will receive funding to attend the meeting.

Eligibility for the World Trade Organization Essay Award

Applicants must fulfil the following criteria to be eligible for the current year WTO Essay Award:

  • The topic of the essay must be trading policy and global trade cooperation.
  • The author(s) of the manuscript must hold a Ph.D. or be working toward one; if over 30, they must not have completed their Ph.D. defence more than two years ago. This criterion must apply to all authors of co-authored.
  • Essays must be at most 15,000 words to be eligible for the prize.

Application Procedure

All applicants should submit their entries listed below to the submission email address as separate PDF attachments:

  • Author’s Essay
  • CV of the author(s), including information on their present affiliation(s), an academic institution where they received their Ph.D., year (or anticipated year) of graduation, and birthdate (s)


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For more details about the WTO Essay Award, refer to WTO’s website.


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