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 now open for the 2020-21 Prizes

We are pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for a number of categories for the PSA's Academic Prizes 2020-21.

 

  • Nominations will be accepted from 7 December 2020 until 27 January 2021.

 

  • Judging will be done between 28 January and 26 February 2021.

 

The Academic Prizes will be presented during the PSA’s Annual International Conference on 30 March 2021 and also announced over social media and our website. The following Prizes are accepting nominations in this period:

 

 

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
Elizabeth Wiskemann Prize
For the study of (in)equality and social justice
Shirin M. Rai Prize
For international relations

 

CAREER PRIZES

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

 

Joni Lovenduski Prize
For outstanding professional achievement by a mid-career scholar
Richard Rose Prize
For an early-career scholar who has made a distinctive contribution to British Politics
Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize
Lifetime contribution to political studies
Political Studies Communicator of the Year
An academic who has demonstrated excellence in conveying political ideas and evidence to non-academic audiences

 

TEACHING PRIZES

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

 

Jennie Lee Prize
Awarded in recognition of outstanding teaching
Sir Bernard Crick Prize
Awarded in recognition of outstanding teaching
The Outstanding Teaching of Politics in Schools Prize
The nominee must be teaching in secondary education in the UK

 

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 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