Prizes

Nominate the best academics, books, articles and scholars for the 2017-18 PSA Prizes

**Please note - nominations for this cycle of prizes are now CLOSED. Nominations for the 2018-19 prizes will open later this year.** 

 

Nominations for this year’s PSA Prizes are now open! The Prizes celebrate the best academics, books, articles and scholars of the year and the winners will be unveiled at the PSA’s Annual Conference Dinner on Tuesday 27th March 2018.

You can find all the information about the individual prizes including how to submit your nominations below, and the deadline for submissions is midday on December 20th 2017.

New for 2017-18: Download our Prize Handbook here for a full overview of the prizes, nomination guidelines and criteria. Please ensure you read the Prize Handbook carefully before submitting a nomination.

In line with our ongoing commitment to equality and diversity, the PSA also particularly welcomes nominations from women and black and minority ethnic (BME) scholars, who have been historically under-represented in PSA prize nominations and awards. We also encourage participation from across the HE sector, in particular from post-92 universities. 

We have launched a number of new Prizes this year, as well as reforming our nomination and judging processes, in line with our strategic plan and commitment to equality and diversity - you can read more about this process in Meryl Kenny's blog.

 

Prizes

Dissertation Prizes

There are six prizes available for PhD dissertations passed this calendar year:

  • Walter Bagehot Prize, for government and public administration
  • Sir Ernest Barker Prize, for political theory
  • Lord Bryce Prize, for comparative politics (*previously comparative politics and international relations*)
  • Arthur McDougall Fund 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 (*new for 2017*)

Download a dissertation nomination form here

 

Career Prizes

There are two prizes open for nominations in the career category:

  • Joni Lovenduski Prize, for outstanding professional achievement by a midcareer scholar (*new in 2017*)
  • Richard Rose Prize, for early career scholar who has made a distinctive contribution to British politics

Download a nomination form for the Rose or Lovenduski Prize here

 

Teaching Prizes

There are four prizes open for nominations in the teaching category:

  • Jennie Lee Prize (Main Entrant), for outstanding teaching (*renamed in 2017*)
  • Sir Bernard Crick Prize (New Entrant), for outstanding teaching
  • Innovations in Quantitative Methods Teaching Prize (*new in 2017*)
  • The Outstanding Teaching of Politics in Schools Prize (*new in 2017*)

Download a nomination form for the Lee, Crick or Quantitative Methods Prizes here
Download a nomination form for the Schools Prize here

 

Group Prizes

There are two group prizes available:

  • Specialist Group of the Year Prize
  • Politics Society of the Year Prize (*new in 2017*)

Download a nomination form for Specialist Group of the Year here
Download a nomination form for Politics Society of the Year here

 

Please note: the winners of the four further academic prizes (Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for lifetime contribution to political studies; Jo Cox Prize for public service and active citizenship; W.J.M. Mackenzie Book Prize; and the Innovations in Teaching Politics (Group) Award) listed in the Prizes handbook have already been announced at the PSA Annual Awards Dinner held on 5th December 2017.

There are also four article prizes (Harrison Prize; POLITICS Prize; BJPIR Prize; POLITICS Learning and Teaching Prize) to be awarded at the Annual Conference Dinner in March 2018 – the winners of which are determined internally by the respective journals.

 

Please ensure all nomination forms and supporting materials are submitted by midday on 20th December 2017 to nominations@psa.ac.uk