Nominations are now closed for the PSA's Academic Prizes

 

For over 30 years, the PSA has been celebrating the very best of our discipline through our Academic Prizes, with the award categories recognising outstanding dissertations, professional contributions, teaching, and scholars across the profession.

  • Nominations are open from 30 October 2023 – 17 January 2024 (5pm GMT).
  • Judging will take place between 22 January – 28 February 2024.
  • Nominations for the Mackenzie Book Prize have now closed

 

The Academic Prizes will be presented during the PSA’s Annual International Conference at the University of Strathclyde which will be held from 25-27 March 2024 and also announced online.  

 

The following Prizes prizes categories for the 2023/24 Academic Prizes are:

 

DISSERTATION PRIZES

The following prizes are awarded to an individual for outstanding professional achievement:

Walter Bagehot Prize
For government and public administration
Sir Ernest Barker Prize
For political theory
Lord Bryce Prize
For comparative politics
McDougall Trust Prize
For elections, electoral systems and representation
Shirin M. Rai Prize
For international relations
Elizabeth Wiskemann Prize
For the study of (in)equality and social justice

 

PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS PRIZES

The following prizes are awarded to an individual for outstanding professional achievement:

Joni Lovenduski Prize
Early Career Prize: For outstanding professional contributions to political studies, normally made within ten years of the completion of a PhD or equivalent.
Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize
Open Prize: For outstanding professional contributions to political studies

 

RESEARCH PRIZES

The following prizes are awarded to an individual for outstanding professional achievement:

Richard Rose Prize
For outstanding research contributions by an early career scholar to advancing knowledge in political studies normally completed within ten years of the completion of PhD or equivalent.
Carole Pateman Prize
Open Prize: For outstanding research contributions to advancing knowledge in political studies
Pippa Norris Prize
For a research team that have made an outstanding contribution to advancing knowledge in political studies

 

TEACHING PRIZES

The following prizes are awarded to an individual or group who have gone above and beyond in the pursuit of pedagogy:

Sir Bernard Crick Prize
For outstanding contributions to advancing teaching and learning in political studies by an early career academic, normally made within ten years of the completion of a PhD or equivalent
Vicky Randall Prize
Open Prize: for outstanding contributions to advancing teaching and learning in political studies.
Jacqui Briggs Prize
For outstanding contributions in advancing teaching and learning in political studies by a team or group of scholars

 

GROUP PRIZES

The following prizes are awarded to groups:

Specialist Group of the Year
Awarded to a PSA Specialist Group which has raised awareness of the study of politics and increased impact of the discipline
Politics Society of the Year Prize
Awarded to a university Politics Society that has made a distinctive contribution to the study and understanding of politics

You can read more about all the categories our 2023/24 Academic Prizes Handbook.