KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Dec. 13 is the deadline for papers on rubber-related economic research in the #IRSGforResearch program sponsored by the International Rubber Study Group.
The competition is open to all economists and social scientists who are in the process of completing their Ph.D or did so within the past five years, the IRSG said.
#IRSGforResearch aims to promote high-quality research on emerging issues in the global rubber sector, according to the IRSG. Its objective is to engage young economists and researchers in the assessment of socio-economic issues affecting the global rubber industry, it said.
The theme of the #IRSGforResearch competition this year is "How can rubber smallholders achieve sustainable development through rubber farming." Candidates should enter papers in English no longer than 15,000 words.
The winner will receive 3,000 Singapore dollars (approximately $2,200 U.S.). The winning essay will be published in specialized magazines and on the IRSG website, and circulated in IRSG member countries, the IRSG said.
The winner will be announced March 2, the IRSG said.