Best Student Paper Award

IAEE Best Student Paper Competition

IAEE is pleased to announce its 44th IAEE International Conference Best Student Paper Competition and Award. A top prize of US$2,000 will be given for the best paper in energy economics. Three runner-up prizes of US$1,000 each will also be given. In addition to financial perks, participating in the Best Student Paper competition gives students a chance to receive feedback on their work from a committee of preeminent energy economists. To be considered for the Best Student Paper Award please follow the guidelines below.


To be eligible for consideration, the applicant(s) must be a:


  • full-time student(s) as of the application deadline; (Note that one or more students may co-author the submission together)
  • member of IAEE in good standing. Membership information may be found at


The concept development, the research described in the paper, and the writing of the paper must be primarily the work of the student. The student cannot have previously won a prize at an IAEE-affiliated conference. Work co-authored with up to 2 supervisors will be considered, but with additional application requirements/materials, also set out below.


Application materials consist of:


  • Paper abstract (may be same as abstract submitted to conference for general concurrent session presentation, in case one has been submitted);
  • Paper – double-spaced, 8.5 by 11 inch page setup, 30 pages maximum (any paper that exceeds the page limitation will be subject to disqualification);
  • Letter from applicant verifying he/she meets qualifications (include photocopy of student ID);
  • Letter from applicant’s advisor or another faculty member, familiar with applicant’s research confirming that paper meets qualifications for submission and recommending it for consideration.
  • If the paper is co-authored with supervisor(s);
    • The lead author must be a student;
    • A contribution statement should be provided by the student(s) outlining their role in the paper;
    • A contribution statement or letter is required from the supervisor(s) confirming that their role on the paper was primarily advisory; and
    • All authors must be IAEE members.


Additional Information


Please note: in order to receive the award, students must attend the conference and present their paper. All travel and accommodation costs associated with attending the conference are the responsibility of the award recipients or his/her institution.

The paper & application deadline is October 7, 2022. Please submit all materials electronically in pdf format to, with “Submission for IAEE Best Student Paper Award” in the subject line. You will be notified by November 7, 2022 as to the disposition of your paper.

For further questions regarding the IAEE Best Student Paper Award, please contact IAEE Headquarters at

Further note that if you would like to present your paper at the Conference even if it does not receive a Best Paper Award (and thus get presented in a concurrent session), you must follow the regular paper submission procedures, submitting an abstract by September 9, 2022.


Student Scholarship

The Riyadh 2023 conference organizers are offering a limited number of scholarships to students who will be presenting a paper at the conference to cover the accommodation costs associated with attending the conference.

Applications can only be submitted after your abstract has been accepted. The scholarships are awarded only to students that have had their papers accepted for presentation (in either a poster or concurrent session). This is done on a rolling basis (first-come, first served) until funds run out. No applications will be accepted after October 28, 2022. Only three scholarships are allocated to any academic institution.

In exchange for receiving a scholarship, students may be asked to assist the conference organizers with certain tasks, such as assembling registration packets, helping with registration, or providing technical support to session chairs.


To be eligible for consideration, you must:


  • be a full-time student as of the application deadline; and
  • be a member of IAEE in good standing. Membership information may be found at


Application materials must consist of:
  • Letter from applicant (see details below); and
  • Letter from applicant’s advisor or another faculty member familiar with your research (see details below).
  • The letter from applicant should:
    • state that you meet qualifications listed above (include photocopy of student ID);
    • briefly describe your energy interests and what you hope to accomplish by attending the conference;
    • provide the title and authors of your paper submitted for presentation; and
    • provide the name and contact information for the faculty member who will be writing a letter on your behalf.
  • The letter from applicant’s advisor or another faculty member familiar with your research should:
    • briefly describe your research interests, the nature of your academic program, and your academic progress; and
    • state whether he or she recommends that you be awarded the conference fee scholarship.


Please submit all materials electronically in PDF format to, with “Application for Riyadh Conference Scholarship” in the subject line.

Students who do not receive a fee scholarship may still attend the conference. There is no registration fee to attend the IAEE conference in Riyadh. For further questions regarding the Scholarship, please contact David Williams at


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