APSA Awards

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.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact awards@apsanet.org

  • 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.