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La Caixa Prize in Social Sciences, Obra Social "la Caixa", barcelona [DL: 20 October 2011]‏

Objectives of the prize
The aim of the "la Caixa" Prize in Social Sciences is to advance analysis and debate on the transformations that contemporary society faces. This could relate to social, environmental, technological and health related challenges, or a combination of this.
Through this competition, "la Caixa" will reward studies of proven scientific and academic quality which focus on the Spanish social context from a national or international comparative perspective.
The prize is 40,000 Euros and includes the publication of the winning study in the Social Studies collection of "la Caixa" Foundation.
Primary consideration will be given to studies within the following research frameworks:
  • Social change and the life course
Studies regarding the analysis of social change in certain life stages or related to principal life transitions in family contexts.
  • Social cohesion
Studies that analyse social exclusion and its determinants, as well as its manifestations in poverty, isolation, marginalization and violence.
  • Education and citizenship
Studies aimed at the analysis of the role of formal and informal education in the formation of citizenry and in civic, political and associative participation, as well as in the building of competencies for active citizenship.
  • Health and quality of life
Studies related to health, quality of life, the welfare of individuals and populations, the prevention of illness and improving the health care system.
  • Information Society
Studies that analyze the social impact in the public and private spheres of information and communication technologies (ICT), access to ICT or their new uses and applications.
  • Urban planning, the environment and sustainable development
Studies related to the social dimension of sustainable development and the interrelationships between the environment, ecological crisis and the production and use of resources.
Call for applications 2011. Presentation of studies
The deadline for the entry of works will be 20 October 2011.
Entry must be through certified mail:
"la Caixa" Prize in Social Sciences 2011
Obra Social "la Caixa"
Área de Becas y Estudios Sociales
Avenida Diagonal, 621· 08028 · Barcelona