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, books, articles and scholars across the profession.
Nominations open for 2019-20 Prizes
We are pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the PSA's Academic Prizes 2019-20!
15 Academic Prizes are up for grabs, honouring our members for oustanding achievements across the categories of dissertation, career, teaching and group prizes.
You can find all the information about individual prizes (including how to submit nominations) below. Please ensure you have read the Prize Guidelines closely before submitting your nomination.
The deadline for submissions is 5pm GMT on Friday 6 December 2019.
The following prizes recognise the best PhD theses of the year in their respective sub-disciplines:
Awarded to the best dissertation in the field of government and public administration
Awarded to the best dissertation in the field of political theory
Awarded to the best dissertation in the field of comparative politics
Awarded to the best dissertation in the field of elections, electoral systems and representation
Awarded to the best dissertation in the field of international relations
Elizabeth Wiskemann Prize
Awarded to the best dissertation in the field of (in)equality and social justice
The following prizes are awarded to an individual for outstanding professional achievement:
For outstanding professional achievement by a mid-career scholar
For an early-career scholar who has made a distinctive contribution to British Politics
The following prizes are awarded to an individual or group who have gone above and beyond in the pursuit of pedagogy:
Awarded in recognition of outstanding teaching and contribution to the wider scholarship of pedagogy
Awarded in recognition of outstanding teaching by a new entrant
Innovations in Teaching Politics (Group) Award
Awarded in recognition of exceptional collaborative teaching practice of two or more lecturers.
Innovation in Quantitative Methods Teaching Prize
Innovation and excellence in teaching quantitative methods undertaken by either individuals or groups
The Outstanding Teaching of Politics in Schools Award
For innovation and excellence in teaching politics and citizenship in secondary education
The following prizes are awarded to groups:
Specialist Group of the Year
Awarded to a PSA Specialist Group which has raised awareness of study of politics and increased impact of 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