Partner Organisations for the EAC Thesis Award

5 February 2019


The Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) is keen to celebrate and reward talents who produce outstanding master’s theses that help to further understand the impact of expatriation on people’s lives. Starting in 2019, the EAC is initiating an annual Master’s Thesis Award. The EAC is seeking partner organisations willing to promote this initiative and publish the executive summary (max. 750 words) by the first-place applicant.

Why an award?

Expatriates as a group tend to ‘fall through the cracks’ when being represented in official government archives as well as in global migration studies. The EAC endeavours to shift and expand understandings of what an ‘expatriate’ is. To better understand who the modern expatriate is, the inaugural EAC Thesis Award topic is: “What is an expatriate? Reality vs stereotypes.” The EAC invites master’s students from around the world to engage with this question in their thesis projects and encourages them to submit their thesis for award consideration later this year.


Students will have to submit their applications by 30 September 2019. Five independent jurors will determine the award winner. The EAC will announce the winner on 15 January 2020 followed by the promotion of the first-place thesis.


The winner of the Thesis Award will receive €500 (sponsored by the EAC). Additionally, the executive summary of the thesis will be published online by the EAC and this project’s partner organisations.

Partner organisations benefits

The EAC requests assistance from participating organisations only in promoting the award and its winner. In return, partner organisations will be promoted on the EAC website and on its social media channels. The involved organisations may feature the submitted theses and summaries under the condition that the authors are mentioned; however, organisations are not allowed to financially profit from featuring the theses.

Interested in participating?

Please get in touch with the EAC at or call +31(0)70 427 2014.