Awards and Prizes

Each year CASID awards two student paper prizes - the Kari Polanyi-Levitt Prize and the CASID Institutional Membership Prize. Both are awarded annually to high quality, original essays in the area of international development studies. Each prize includes $1000 cash, and consideration of the essay in the regular editorial process of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies (CJDS). The Kari Polanyi Levitt Prize is reserved for graduate students, while the CASID Institutional Membership Prize is open to undergraduate and graduate students at a university holding institutional membership in CASID (please see list of Institutional Members here: 

To apply for these awards, you must send full papers to by April 22, 2024. Winners of each award will be annouced at the CASID 2024 AGM.

Please see the links below for further information.

Kari Polanyi-Levitt Prize

CASID Institutional Membership Prize

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