The Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons Council sends out a Call to nominate outstanding scholars or practitioners in the fields of natural resource management, commons, common-pool resources or collective action.
The overall objectives of the Award are:
- To acknowledge Elinor Ostrom’s legacy in developing commons knowledge and theory while making it accessible to wider and more varied audiences, both within and outside the realm of international academia.
- To promote Ostrom’s commitment to the training of students, young colleagues and practitioners.
- To promote research on the commons, collective action and governance of commons, as well as its application to the governance and sustainability of socio-ecological, cultural and knowledge commons of different types and scales.
- To acknowledge and increase the visibility of applied policy and civic experiences of governance, management, protection, and/or creation of different types of commons in different regions of the world, particularly those related to contemporary socio-environmental and social exclusion challenges.
The Award is given in three categories:
2. Junior scholars
3. Senior scholars
In the three different categories, applicants for the award may be either individuals or groups. There will be one Ostrom Award made within each category. In extraordinary cases, a joint award to more than one person or group for a particular category may be made.
The call for nominations for the 2019 cycle is now Closed. More information on the Institutional Supporters, the evaluation criteria, the application and selection process, and the Award itself, may be found on the elinorostromaward.org website.