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2017 KEI International Paper and Idea Competition (Updated)
  • Date2017-10-25 00:00
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2017 KEI International Paper & Idea Competition

 

 

The Korea Environment Institute, a government-funded research institution under the Prime Minister’s Office, is calling for papers and ideas on international issues related to the environment, climate change, and sustainable development.



○ Submission & Announcement Date 

- Submission: Monday, September 11, 2017 ~ Sunday, November 12, 2017

- Announcement: Friday, November 24, 2017



○ Topics 

 Classification

 Topics

 Paper

- Any topic related to KEI's research fields, including Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)s, post-2020 climate change mitigation regime, climate change adaptation, other climate change related issues, environmental information, environmental health environmental economics, environmental management and evaluation, etc. 

 Idea

- Proposals on the application of best practices from environment research fields including water quality, air quality, soil pollution, energy saving, resource circulation, chemicals, toxic substance, indoor air quality, climate change, and related topics in Korea and other countries.  

 


○ Applicant Qualification

  Classification

 Applicant Qualification 

  Paper

- Applicants must be, at the time of application, either enrolled in a first university degree or graduate school program. (Students graduating in and after August 2017 are eligible)

- In case of a joint research (maximum of 3 students), all participants must satisfy the above qualifications. Only student-authored papers are eligible for the competition.

- Professionals from the related fields are not allowed to apply for the competition.

  Idea

- Applicants must be, at the time of application, over the age of 19.


 

○ Application Method

  Classification

 Application Method

   Paper

- Completed papers (English) should be a maximum of 5,000 worlds in length 

(References and appendixes are not counted) and be in an appropriate format

(Double-spaces, Times New Roman, 12pt font, 1 inch margin) following the guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style.

  Idea

- Completed slides (English) should be a maximum of 30 pages in length.



○ Submission Guideline 

- (All) 1 application form

- (Paper) Completed paper in PDF format, Scanned copy of certification of enrollment for all applicants.

- (Idea) Completed proposal in PPT format

- Please email all relevant documents to globalwebmaster@kei.re.kr

- Contact Information: +82) 44-415-7971

 

 

○ Screening Criterion 

 Classification

 Screening Criterion

 Paper

▶ Creativity and inter-disciplinary approach 

▶ Methodological adequacy and logical coherence

 Credibility

▶ Applicability of the research outcome to policies

 Idea

 Credibility

 Applicability of the research outcome to policies (Extra points may be added for those who introduce international best practices which have never been applied

to Korea.)

    ▶ Methodological adequacy and logical coherence (Ideas based on surveys, field

 studies, literature review and analysis are preferred.) 

 

○ Awards


Paper:


KEI President Award (1 team): 1,000,000 KRW and a certificate from KEI president

KEI Honorable Mentions (2 teams): 500,000 KRW and a certificate from KEI president

KEI Finalists (3 teams): 300,000 KRW and a certificate from KEI president


Idea:


KEI President Award (1 team): 300,000 KRW and a certificate from KEI president

KEI Honorable Mentions (2 teams): 200,000 KRW and a certificate from KEI president

KEI Finalists (4 teams): 100,000 KRW and a certificate from KEI president

 

*The number and ranks of prizes can be adjusted depending on the examination results.  

 


○ General Rules

- The copyright of the work belongs to the author, and the applicant is responsible for any disputes arising from copyright infringement related to all the materials used in the work.

- The submitted papers and slides will not be returned.

- The work should be unpublished. Application or award may be revoked as a penalty for plagiarism.

- KEI may modify or use the works in the future with prior consent of the author. The author should cooperate with KEI in the process.

- The author of a winning paper must indicate that the paper has won the “2017 KEI International Paper and Idea Competition” when submitting it to another journal.

 


○ Sponsor

- Korean Ministry of Environment

- United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)