Sunday, April 22, 2012

2012/2013 Barrington Medal

Congratulations again to Orla Doyle on being the 2011/2012 Barrington Lecturer. Details of the 2012/2013 competition are below (via the website)

The Barrington Medal is awarded annually by the Council of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland under the auspices of the Barrington Trust (founded in 1836 by the bequest of John Barrington). The award is intended to recognise promising new researchers in the economic and social sciences in Ireland. This will be the 164th anniversary of the lecture series and the recipient will be the one hundred and twenty-fourth Barrington Lecturer. The award is a silver medal and €1,000.

The lecture should be based on a paper of not more than 7,500 words addressing a topic of relevance to economic or social policy and of current interest in Ireland. In treating the issue of economic or social policy, the paper may either report the findings of a statistical research study dealing with some aspect of the problem or deal with the underlying theoretical considerations involved, or combine these two approaches. It should be written in a manner that makes it accessible to non-specialists in the area. More technical material may be included in an appendix. The paper is published in the Journal of the Society, so it should not have been published before (nor should it be published subsequently without the prior consent of the Council of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland).

Candidates, who should be within 10 years of completing a primary degree (or not more than 33 years of age), should submit a detailed abstract of approximately 1,000 words on the proposed lecture. They should also submit a short curriculum vitae and the name of a proposer who is familiar with their work. The entries should be sent by 27th July 2012 to:

Seán Lyons
Honorary Secretary
The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
c/o Economic & Social Research Institute
Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 863 2019

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