FinGeo Doctoral Dissertation Prize

The Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) awards its Dissertation Prize annually to an outstanding dissertation in the field of financial geography.

While we seek to attract dissertations with a clear spatial component, we wish to encourage applications from a range of disciplinary backgrounds (e.g. anthropology, geography, history, sociology, political science, economics). We welcome contributions from students in institutions from across the world, focusing on financial processes taking place anywhere on the globe. Eligible candidates should have completed[1] their PhD within a specific timeframe, which will be confirmed each year. The award consists of €500 in prize money and the invitation to hold an early-career keynote at a FINGEO-sponsored event.

FinGeo is an open and interdisciplinary network of academics, practitioners and other people interested in research on the spatiality of money and finance and its implications for the development of economy, society, and nature. EUFINGEO is a network sponsored by Vrije Universiteit Brussels which seeks to build a European community of financial geographers.

Potential applicants should contact for further information.

[1] The definition of completion may depend on the country and institution of the applicant, but in general, we consider it to mean the successful defence and approval of the final version of the thesis by the relevant authority. In other words, we cannot accept theses that are successfully defended, but still awaiting corrections or their approval. If potential applicants have any questions in this regard, they should contact

More information about FinGeo Dissertation winners from previous years can be found here.

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