Since 2004, the VAD awards a young scholars’ prize during its biennial conferences. VAD members can nominate excellent works (master’s theses and doctoral dissertations) by graduate students. A jury composed of members of the VAD executive and advisory boards, complemented by experts on specific topics from outside these bodies, selects the winners.
UPDATE 4 June 21:
The selection process of candidates for the 2020/21 Young Scholar’s Award is still ongoing and will be terminated only in a few weeks time. There will be no award ceremony on this conference.