Nobel Prize Laureate Elinor Ostrom researched governance of common resources - like forests, watersheds and pasture lands.

Deadline extended: Nominate individuals and groups for the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons

The Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons Council opens the call to members of the International Association for the Study of the Commons in good standing or of one of the Institutional Supporters of the Award to nominate outstanding scholars or practitioners in those fields to receive the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons.

The Award will be given in three categories:
Practitioners (recognizing the work around the creation, defense, sustainable management and use of common resources by groups, communities, and NGO or federations of communities).
Young scholars involved in commons studies, committed to community-level management and pro-communities policies, with a middle term agenda on research, teaching and/or advising commoners.
Senior scholars, also involved in commons studies and work with commons, communities and pro-commons policies. In this third case, we also propose to acknowledge commitment to and impact on training and/or advising new generations of commons scholars and practitioners.

In the three cases, awardees may be individuals or groups. There will be one winner in each category. In extraordinary cases, a joint first place for a particular category may be awarded.

The call for nominations will be opened until August 30th, 2014. More information on the Call for nominations, the Institutional Supporters, the Evaluation criteria and process and the Award may be found on the website.


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