As a national learned society, the PSA is able to nominate individuals to a number of awards and fellowships. The PSA's Honorary Secretary (Prof. Fiona Mackay) coordinates nominations being made under the auspices of PSA and encourages members to propose potential nominees by Wednesday 27 May 2020.


Academy of Social Science

Twice a year, the PSA may nominate some of our members to become Fellows of the Academy of Social Science.

"Nominees must be people of established status and reputation. Nominees must have made a substantial contribution to wider social science – to policy or practice – going beyond the normal requirements of their position."

The full list of criteria, and the guidelines for nomination, can be found on the Academy's website. The selection process is highly competitive and involves a rigorous nomination process. 

To make a nomination please complete sections 1, 3, and 4 of the Nomination Form, alongside the Academy's Diversity Monitoring form, and return it to PSA Honorary Secretary Fiona Mackay by email ( no later than 5pm on Wednesday May 27 2020

To complete the nomination procedure, a four-page CV of the individual must be included. The proposer and the nominee cannot be based at the same institution. The full guidelines can be found here

Nominations will be reviewed internally and the PSA will submit our nominations to the Academy by Friday 5 June. The AcSS Nominations Committee will meet in July and successful nominees should expect to be notified of the outcome in October 2020. 

We look forward to receiving your proposals - please direct any queries to Fiona Mackay (