Every year, the APRU Fellows Program (AFP) brings together some of the best scholars from various disciplines in APRU universities to exchange ideas and discussion on a thematic topic selected for the program. As a means of encouraging long term collaboration and scholarly reflection on the program, an award for the best collaborative research paper produced based on the core theme of the program was awarded between 2004 and 2006.
The award was given on a competitive basis and was open to all APRU fellows who participated in the program between 2004 and 2006. The paper had to involve at least two APRU Fellows who were based in APRU universities in different economies. The topic could be from any discipline but had to be related to the year's program theme with text not exceeding 8000 words.
In writing their paper, participants were encouraged to draw on their observations and discussions during the course of the program and to apply it to their own research and academic background.
Value of Award:
The value of the award was US$6000. All submissions were also considered for on-line publication on the APRU website.