Applications will be examined in two steps: first by the academic co-ordination group, formed of a panel of academic representatives of universities/schools, and second by a group of stakeholders (representatives of companies, NGOs, trade unions, public authorities and/or associations linked to CSR as well as the media).
The academic co-ordination group will select the best master thesis with a maximum of five theses. The short-listed nomminees will be asked to prepare and present a professional presentation of their thesis during the ceremony.
Criteria for this video presentation:
A final deliberation between members of the academic jury and the jury of stakeholders will select the winner(s) of the « Philippe de Woot Award ».
The jury members (academics and stakeholders) will pay special attention to the following items:
The three to five nominees are invited to attend the ceremony. The winner(s) will be asked to prepare and present a professional presentation of his/her thesis during the ceremony.
Will be invited to the ceremony:
Any graduate student from a university or business school with a Master’s degree whose dissertation deals with CSR or sustainable development defended during the academic years 2021-2022 & 2022-2023 can apply for this award.
Application for the 2024 Award should be sent for the 1st of October 2023 here.
Applications will enter into consideration upon reception of the application file including the following different elements:
|Application form (online)||English|
| Abstract of the thesis (that will be published |
on the Award website before the ceremony)
|English||Max. 15 lines|
|Executive summary*||English||Max. 5000 words|
|A proof that the thesis has been accepted||Any language|
|Curriculum vitae of the student(s)||English||Max. 2 pages|
|Master thesis (electronic version)||Original language|
* The executive summary should include the following elements: Introduction, Detailed research questions, Summary of literature review, Main characteristics of the methodology, Main results, contributions and implications for research and practice.
The award-winner(s) will receive a prize of € 3,000. €1,500 will be directly given to the student and the remaining €1,500 will be offered to an environmental or a social project to be chosen by the student. In addition, communication in the media and international networks will be ensured.