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NFBO invites college or university level students to  an essay contest

Deadline: 20.01.2023

NFBO calls for students in the Nordic countries to enter their thesis on relevant topics in our essay contest. We call for both bachelor and master-level theses submitted during 2021 or 2022. The following are examples of disciplines that supports our interdisciplinary profile: health science, medicine, law, pedagogy, police studies, criminology, psychology, psychotherapy, child welfare and social work.

Relevant topics

In order to qualify the thesis theme needs to have a clear connection to our main areas of interests regarding children’s vulnerability of physical and psychological abuse, sexual abuse or neglect. It will be beneficial if the topic discussed relates to the following issues:


Submit your thesis by sending an e-mail to, along with your grade transcript, graduate certificate, or documentation of expected graduation. In the subject line add «NFBO essay contest».


The selection will consider criteria of academic quality, the presence of a clear child’s perspective, innovation and originality. The thesis has to be written in a Nordic language or in English.


A jury selected from the Nordic countries will evaluate the entries. The jury will have a representative from each country of which, there has been entries.

We announce the final decision by 01.03.2023