In 2018, the VAD will award the following persons:
Matthew Sabbi, 2016
„Local State Institutional Reforms in Ghana“, doctoral dissertation (development sociology), Bayreuth University.
Michael Stasik, 2017
„Station Ventures. Road Transport, Roadside Economies and Urban Hustle in Ghana“, doctoral dissertation (anthropology), Bayreuth University.
Antonia Witt, 2016
„Ordering by Default. The Politics and Power of Post-Coup Interventions in Africa“, doctoral dissertation (political sciences), Frankfurt/Main University.