- Jon Alvarez Fernandez for his PhD "The Shift of Valuation and Management in ‘Denken Chiku’ Protected Townscapes in Japan: Comparative Analysis with Contemporary Western Protection Policies" defended at Waseda University (Japan);
- Dimitra Kizlari for her PhD "Foreign Cultural Policy through the work of the National Institutes of Culture: a comparative study on instrumentalism" defended at the University College London (United Kingdom);
- Meike Lettau for her PhD "Artists as agents of change. Civil Society engagement and foreign cultural policy in transformation processes" defended at the University of Hildesheim (Germany);
- Solène Marié for her PhD "At the centre of the edge: the development of cross-border cultural networks in border cities between Brazil and Uruguay and France and Germany" defended at the University of Brasília (Brazil) and Paris 8 University (France).
Learn more about all the finalists here.
On 22 October, the winner will be announced during official Research Award Ceremony held during the 2021 ENCATC Digital Congress “Artists in the spotlight! In search of new agendas for education and research in the cultural management and policy field” (19-22 October).