One of the many important roles of the APSA is recognizing excellence in the political science profession. APSA makes awards for the best dissertations, papers and articles, and books in the various subfields, and for career achievement in research, teaching and service to the discipline. These awards will be presented at the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony in San Francisco.
Nominations now open for:
Nominations for all other awards will open in November 2019.
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- APSA Distinguished Teaching Award for contributions to undergraduate and graduate teaching.
- APSA Distinguished Award for Civic and Community Engagement for an activity by a political scientist, alone or in collaboration with others, which explicitly merges knowledge and practice and has an impact outside of the profession or the academy.
- John Gaus Award for scholarship in political science and public administration.
- Frank J. Goodnow Award for distinguished service to the profession and APSA.
- Hubert H. Humphrey Award for notable public service by a political scientist.
- James Madison Award for an American political scientist who has made a distinguished scholarly contribution to political science.
- Carey McWilliams Award for major journalistic contributions to politics.
- Barbara Sinclair Lecture for achievement in promoting understanding of the U.S. Congress and legislative politics.
- Ralph J. Bunche Award for best book on ethnic and cultural pluralism.
- Gladys M. Kammerer Award for best book on US national policy.
- APSA-IPSA Theodore J. Lowi Award for best first book showing promise of having a substantive impact.
- Victoria Schuck Award for best book on women and politics.
- Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for best book on government, politics, or international affairs.
- Gabriel A. Almond Award for best dissertation on comparative politics.
- William Anderson Award for best dissertation on federalism or intergovernmental relations, state and local politics.
- Edward S. Corwin Award for best dissertation on public law.
- Robert A. Dahl Award for scholarship on democracy. (Also listed under books, and paper and articles.)
- Harold D. Lasswell Award for best dissertation on policy studies.
- E. Schattschneider Award for best dissertation on American government.
- Kenneth Sherrill Prize for best proposal for an empirical study of LGBT topics.
- Leo Strauss Award for best dissertation on political philosophy.
- Merze Tate Award for best dissertation on international relations, law, and politics.
- Leonard D. White Award for best doctoral dissertation on public administration.