Youth ResearchEdge Competition

To bridge the gap between academic research and policy making and to provide a platform for young researchers to present insights and evidence, the OECD opened a call for papers on topics related to anti-corruption and integrity.

Selected papers will be published on this website, and authors will have the opportunity to present their research at the upcoming 2018 Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum in form of a poster presentation and a 5-minute research pitch (with Q&A). 

Selection process

The call for papers for the 2018 Forum is now closed.

Thank you to all who submitted research proposals for consideration. A multi-disciplinary panel of experts, composed of anti-corruption specialists representing various OECD Directorates, is currently reviewing the proposals and will apply the following selection criteria:


• relevance to global debates in the fields of integrity and anti-corruption
• methodology
• data and findings to advance the evidence-base
• innovative character
• critical academic thinking


Candidates will be notified about the results early December.

Key dates

  • Submission of proposals by 15 November 2017
  • Results notified by 1 December 2017
  • Poster outline due: 15 February 2018
  • Final selected paper due: 15 February 2018 
  • Presentation at Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum: 27-28 March 2018