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After three successful rounds, ASF is excited to announce the fourth round of the “ASF Sustainable Future Prize” for Masters students and supervisors. On March 7th during the ASF Networking lunch the winner will be announced.

The ASF Thesis prize

The winning student will receive an award and 1.500 Euros. We encourage applications from excellent (>= 8) Master’s theses from the UvA Economics and Business, which clearly fall into the field of sustainability and are related to the goals of ASF (outlined here). To recognise teaching contributions, 500 Euros will be awarded to the supervisor.

Submission details

Please send submissions of high-quality theses to ASF ( by February 18, 2024.  The submitted theses must meet the following criteria: 

  1. The thesis topic must fall into one of the research themes promoted by ASF: Sustainable Economy, Sustainable Society, and Sustainable Planet (outlined here),
  2. The thesis must be completed for one of the Master’s of Science (MSc) programmes offered by UvA EB,
  3. The thesis must be evaluated in the academic year 2022-2023 (with the possibility of extension upon request),
  4. The thesis must have received a grade of 8 or higher.

Promising theses delayed for some reason may be included as special submissions, but please inform ASF of the circumstances by February 18, 2024.

In the submission please clearly provide the following information and materials:

1) a clear and concise motivation written by the supervisor that outlines why this thesis deserves the ASF thesis prize (max. 500 words, may include comments by the second reader(s)), 2) the title of the thesis, 3) the name of the student, 4) the student’s master’s programme and school, 5) the name of the supervisor and second reader, 6) the date of the evaluation of the thesis, 7) the contact information (email) of the student, and 8) a PDF of the thesis.

The winners will be chosen by a panel of ASF representatives and will be announced during the ASF networking meeting scheduled for March 7, 2024.


Do not hesitate to contact the secretariat of ASF if you have any questions related to the award, please contact us at