The Rinus Penninx best paper award in honour of the founding father of IMISCOE, is an annual award for the best paper submitted to and presented at the IMISCOE annual conference. The award is sponsored by the journal Comparative Migration Studies. An anonymous review committee decides on the allocation of the award. Besides the honour of receiving the award, the prize winner also receives € 750.-- and the opportunity to publish the paper in the journal CMS.

To be eligible for the Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award, please submit your paper before the 26th of June 2019, by uploading your paper via the website or send your paper to the chair of your panel. Chairs can nominate full papers (with a maximum of 1 per session). Please note that chairs can nominate papers until one week after the conference (deadline: 5th of July). Only original, non-published papers are taken into consideration for the prize. When a paper has more than one author, an authorship note should be added in which the role of each author is explained.

In case information on conveners and/or chair is not available in the programming of the conference sessions, the submission will have to be sent to Warda Belabas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


The winner of the Rinus Penninx Award will be announced on the IMISCOE website, and handed out at the next IMISCOE Spring Conference (February 2020).

Overview of the Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award winners: