Call for Entries: NALAS Best Master’s Thesis Award in Latin American Studies

The Norwegian Association of Latin American Studies (NALAS) is delighted to introduce the NALAS Best Master’s Thesis Award. The goal of this award is to acknowledge both the scholarly excellence and hard work of master’s students writing about Latin American subjects.


Therefore, we are calling on master students from Scandinavian institutions and all disciplines who have defended their MA thesis in Latin American Studies in 2023 to participate. The competition is open to those who have achieved a grade of A or B (or equivalent) for their thesis. The submitted works will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary jury.


The best MA thesis will be awarded a prize of 4,000 NOK, recognizing the student's significant contribution to the field. While we welcome submissions from all disciplines, please note that the thesis must have a clear focus on Latin America, or a specific Latin American country or countries. Moreover, you need to be an active member of NALAS to be considered eligible for the NALAS Best Master’s Thesis Award.


To participate, please submit the following documents to with a copy to


1.     A copy of your MA thesis.

2.     A grade report confirming your received grade of A or B.

3.     A letter of recommendation from your thesis advisor or main advisor underlining your academic merit and the significance of your research.


The deadline for submissions is March 8, 2024. We encourage all eligible students to participate and seize this opportunity to gain recognition for their academic efforts.


We are looking forward to reading your innovative and insightful theses. The winner of the NALAS Best MA Thesis Prize will be announced on May 15, 2024.