The History of Economics Society instituted in 2017 a new award for the Best Conference Paper by a Young Scholar.
Papers are eligible if (1) they were presented at the HES annual conference, and (2) the author qualifies as a Young Scholar: anyone who at the time of the conference is a student or anyone who received their PhD after January 1 of the second year prior to that of the HES meeting (for example, Jan. 2016 for the 2018 HES meeting).
The award is not limited to those that received Young Scholar funding for the conference. Anyone who qualifies as a Young Scholar is eligible. Self nominations are accepted.
Even if you are not a Young Scholar, you may nominate a paper or encourage the author to submit.
Those wishing to submit a paper should send the paper to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1. Please include in the email title that this is a submission for the Best Conference Paper.