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Prize for Best Essay in Technology and International Security Policy

Essay Prize for best essay on technology and international security

Application Deadline: May 20, 2023

The prize for Best Essay in Technology and International Security Policy is a newly established competition starting in AY 2022-2023. The prize is made possible by a generous donor. Awarded up to once annually, this prize offers recognition for the best essay that considers the impact of technology on prospects for peace or war, and/or the ways in which conflict may shape technology.

The essay should be 2500 – 5000 words in length, before references, and may be a term paper or other writing assignment. The deadline for submissions to the 2022-23 competition is May 20, 2023. The winner will be announced around the time of the spring term commencement.


All currently enrolled Cornell students—including undergraduate, doctoral, masters, Cornell Tech, law, and medical students—are eligible. However, undergraduate students are particularly encouraged to apply.



How to Apply

  • Submit your essay to the Program Manager for the Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at, using Essay Prize in the subject line.
  • The essays will be reviewed by a committee of PACS faculty members.

Additional Information

Funding Type

  • Award


  • Student