Best Paper Award

This award will acknowledge the best paper presented at the conference. The paper will offer a significant and original contribution to the field of wellbeing science, addressing one or more of the conference’s key themes. The award will be judged by a panel of experts following the presentation, and will consist of a cash prize (£2000) to be awarded at the conference dinner.

Distinguished Career Award

This award will recognize the significant and lasting contributions of an individual researcher to the field of wellbeing science. The awardee will have impacted the field through the advancement of wellbeing science and methods, leadership, scholarship and teaching, and/or the promotion of wellbeing research in policy. The recipient will be an established leader in the field internationally. The award will be presented at the conference.

Student Research Prize

This prize will be awarded for the best research proposal for a project in the field of wellbeing science by an undergraduate student. The prize is intended to to recognize and support promising students from groups currently under-represented in the field of economics. The prize is is open to undergraduate students who identify as a member of one of the following under-represented groups: women, non-binary, transgender, Black and Minority Ethnic, Gypsy, Roma or Irish Traveller, Refugee, eligible for Free School Meals, or First Generation in Higher Education. The recipient must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Oxford. The award will be presented at the Wellbeing Research & Policy Conference, and will consist of a £2000 cash prize, free attendance at the conference, and an opportunity to develop their research idea with the team at the Wellbeing Research Centre in the 6 months following. For more information on the prize and how to apply, click here.