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Call for Nominations

The Foundation for Fiscal Studies hosts an annual prize event to recognise outstanding contributors in the area of Irish fiscal policy. The aim is to recognise those who promote the study and discussion of matters relating to fiscal, economic and social policy. This forms an important part of the Foundation’s overall objective of promoting understanding and knowledge in these areas.

Nominations are invited for work completed during the period 2017 which has added to the public knowledge or understanding in areas such as taxation, public expenditure and other related fiscal policy topics. These contributions may include research papers, reports, books, book chapters, blog posts, opinion pieces, newspaper articles, television or radio contributions/documentaries or any other method which has publically provided new and relevant insights into these topics in Ireland.

A shortlist of nominations will be compiled with the winners selected by a judging panel for the prize. The judging panel will consist of national and international experts and will be chaired by FFS Chairman.

The successful contribution will be awarded the Miriam Hederman O’Brien Prize which includes a cash prize of €1,000, together with a commemorative Gold Medal. The judging panel may also recognise other contributions from different categories or other types of contributions and award them appropriately.

Criteria / Eligibility

  • The prize is for work completed during the period January 1st 2017 to December 31st 2017.
  • There are no age or nationality criteria.
  • No individual may be awarded a prize more than once.
  • Jointly produced work will be considered, provided that no contributor has previously been awarded the Prize.

The Nomination Process

  • The closing date for nominations is 30th April 2018.
  • Those making nominations should briefly specify (100-150 words) why they believe the work is suitable for consideration for the prize.
  • They should also provide a weblink or other details of the work being nominated.
  • Those making nominations may nominate more than one piece of work.
  • Those making nominations are encouraged to nominate any pieces of work they feel meet the criteria for the prize, regardless of whether or not they themselves are the author. Authors may also nominate their own work.
  • Nominations for the Prize should be made by email to info@fiscal.ie.
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