IPSA Awards 2018

IPSA has instituted a number of awards and grants with a view to enhancing the quality and diversity of participation in its World Congresses.

In order to foster the presence of women, graduate students, young scholars from emerging economies, IPSA offers travel grants to members of these groups. Please visit the IPSA Travel Grants page for more information and application criteria.

Awards for the Upcoming World Congress - Brisbane 2018


Global South Award

Established to recognize the work done by a political scientist on issues of significance to the Global South, this award also recognized a cumulative body of work. The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: $1,000 US and Presentation of a prize lecture at the 24th World Congress of Political Science.

Deadline for the Global South Award submissions: 1 April 2018


Karl Deutsch Award

This award honours a prominent scholar engaged in the cross-disciplinary research of which Karl Deutsch was a master. The recipient presents the Karl Deutsch Lecture or leads a special session at the congress. The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: Presents the Karl Deutsch lecture or leads a special session at the 25th World Congress of Political Science.  The 2018 prize is $1,000 US and is granted on the recommendation of IPSA Committee on Organization, Procedures and Awards (COPA) . 

Deadline for Karl Deutsch Award nominations: 15 November 2017


Juan Linz Prize

The purpose of the Juan Linz Prize is to honour a prominent scholar engaged in the Decentralization, Multinational and Multiethnic Integration and Federalism Comparative Research of which Juan Linz was a master. The award is made on the recommendation of the Committee on Awards. It is supported by the Juan Linz fund. The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: The prize is of $3,000 USD for one winner to be awarded. The recipient presents the Juan Linz lecture or leads a special session at the upcoming IPSA World Congress of Political Science.

Deadline for Juan Linz Prize nominations: 15 November 2017


Prize of the Foundation Mattei Dogan awarded by the International Political Science Association for High Achievement in Political Science

The Prize of the Foundation Mattei Dogan awarded by the International Political Science Association for High Achievement in Political Science is offered to a scholar of high international reputation in recognition of his/her contribution to the advancement of political science. The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: $5,000 USD

Deadline for Mattei Dogan Award nominations: 15 November 2017


Wilma Rule Award: IPSA Award for the Best Research on Gender and Politics

The objective of this award is to encourage research in the area of gender and politics. It is given to the best research in this domain presented at the upcoming World Congress. Any scholar, male or female, who has prepared a written, original paper for the Congress, with the intention of presenting it personally, may be recommended for the award by the convenor or chair of his or her panel. In order to be nominated, the full paper must be submitted online by July 1. The IPSA Committee on Organization, Procedures and Awards (COPA) , with the assistance of the committee on participation, assess papers nominated until July 1, 2018.  The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: $1,000 USD

Deadline for Wilma Rule Award nominations: 1 July 2018
In order to be nominated, the full paper must be submitted to the Online Paper Room by July 1.


The Stein Rokkan Travel Grant Award

The purpose of the Stein Rokkan fellowship is to facilitate a small number of graduate students’ attendance at the world congress. The award is given on the recommendation of the Committee on Awards.  The criteria and application details can be found here.

Award: $1,000 US for basic travel and accommodation costs to the upcoming World Congress. The award could be share by two winners.

Deadline for Stein Rokkan Award applications: 1 April 2018


APSA-IPSA Theodore J. Lowi First Book Award

The Lowi Award recognizes the author of a first book in any field of political science that exemplifies qualities of broad ambition, high originality, and intellectual daring, showing promise of having a substantive impact on the overall discipline, regardless of method, specific focus of inquiry or approach to subject.

Award: $ 750 US awarded at the 2018 IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Brisbane.

Nominations should be submitted electronically using APSA's form at www.apsanet.org/lowi

For questions about the Lowi Award, please contact awards@apsanet.org

The nomination period : 12 February 2018


Award for the Following World Congress - 2020

Francesco Kjellberg Award for Outstanding Papers Presented by New Scholars

The purpose of the Francesco Kjellberg Award is to encourage young, new scholars to write and present papers at the World Congress of Political Science. The award is made on the recommendation of the Committee on Awards on the basis of nominations by convenors and chairs at the world congress and is based on normal criteria of academic excellence.  The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: $1,000 US towards travel costs to the following World Congress of Political Science  in 2020 to a nominated paper presenter at the 2018 World Congress.

Deadline for Francesco Kjellberg Award nominations: 15 September 2018 (after the paper presentation at the Brisbane 2018 Congress)