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2013-2014 Call for Papers

The Journal of Environmental Investing Scholarship Program (JEISP; will award US$3,500 to the graduate student who writes the most original and rigorous manuscript on a topic related to environmental investing. Students seeking an advanced degree in any discipline related to environmental investing (e.g., environmental science, policy or law, sustainability, finance, economics, and public affairs and policy) are invited to present ideas and research.

The JEI SP was founded in 2010 by a gift from the Journal of Environmental Investing ( to promote, encourage, and support interdisciplinary scholarship by active graduate students who are studying in relevant fields. The Program’s goal is to facilitate capital flow to effective, scalable solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Interested and qualified students are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a 225-word abstract of his/her manuscript, and a letter from his/her college or university attesting to the applicant’s academic status. These documents should be sent to the JEISP at If an abstract proves acceptable, the author will be invited to submit an original manuscript of no more than 5,000 words, excluding notes, references, and supporting materials. Special consideration will be given to contributions from students in “emerging markets” as defined by the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank.

The deadline for applications is December 7, 2013. Manuscripts are due February 28, 2014. The Program expects to announce the winner by May 15, 2014.

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Also, I encourage you to register for the Journal of Environmental Investing (, an online, academic journal that presents original research in all areas at the intersection of the environment and investing. Registration is free of charge. You can read the 2011–2012 winning scholarship paper (vol. 3, no. 2, 2012) as well as other past issues and catch the JEI’s upcoming issue highlighting contributors who have significantly affected the field of environmental investing.