From 2017 onwards the IJHP will be awarding an annual prize for the article that makes the best contribution to comparative housing analysis. We encourage early career researchers to write critical articles that link housing policy to larger societal developments. We specifically welcome contributions that take on a cross-country comparative approach, comparing housing issues in multiple countries.

The winning article will be awarded a 500-euro conference bursary and a certificate, in addition to time limited free journal access. The winning article will receive extensive marketing on social media and the publisher’s website.


  • Articles should focus on housing policy (or related issues) in a comparative perspective, analysing at least two countries;
  • Articles should include a critical analysis of housing policy from a social science perspective that contributes to the current state of the debate;
  • The article should not have more than two authors; the first author should be an early career researcher (that is author should be a PhD student OR should have received a PhD in the preceding five years at date of submission);
  • Regular journal requirements are applicable, for the author guidelines.

Application Procedure

To enter your paper for the award, please email the journal’s Early Career Editor, Merle Zwiers, on and submit your paper via the journal’s Editorial Manager System. Articles submitted for the award will go through the journal’s normal submission and peer review processes. If they are accepted for publication, they will be considered by members of the IJHP Management Board, acting as a jury, which will award the prize for the best paper.

Deadline to enter for the 2017 award will be July 1st 2017. The winner will be announced at the ENHR Conference in Tirana, Albania, 4-6 September 2017. Any articles entered after July 1st will be considered for the 2018 award.

The jury consists of:
–    Peter Boelhouwer, Professor of Housing Systems at Delft University of Technology (chair)
–    Keith Kintrea, Professor of Urban Studies and Housing at the University of Glasgow
–    Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Professor of Housing and Social Policy at Heriot-Watt University
–    Irene Molina, Professor of Social and Economic Geography at Uppsala University
–    Nicholas Pleace, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York