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Prize for Best Essay in Technology and International Security Policy

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
Application Deadline: May 20, 2024
Application Timeframe: Spring
Essay Prize for best essay on technology and international security


The prize for Best Essay in Technology and International Security Policy is a newly established competition starting in AY 2023-2024. 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 2023-24 competition is May 20, 2024. 


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

  • Apply online
  • The essays will be reviewed by a committee of PACS faculty members.

Additional Information

Funding Type

  • Award


  • Student