STEP Awards

Awards Overview

Each year, the STEP section gives out awards to recognize outstanding scholarly achievements in science, technology, and environmental politics. The awards are announced at the section business meeting at the annual conference of the American Political Science Association.

Please click here for information about nomination procedures and award committees, or here for a list of all recipients of the section’s awards.

2018 Recipients

The Section extends a big congratulations to the 2019 recipients!

Awards: 

The Virginia M. Walsh Dissertation Award is given for the best dissertation in science, technology and environmental politics finished in the last two years.

  • Janina Grabs (Yale University) ” The Effectiveness of Market-Driven Regulatory Sustainability Governance: Assessing the Design of Private Sustainability Standards and Their Impacts on Latin American Coffee Farmers’ Production Practice”

The Paul A. Sabatier Best Conference Paper Award is given for the best paper on science, technology, and environmental politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

  • Debra Javeline, Tracy Kijewski-Correa, and Angela Chesler. “Does It Matter if You “Believe” in Climate Change? The Example of Coastal Home Vulnerability”. (University of Notre Dame)

The Evan J. Ringquist Award is given for the best paper published in a relevant journal in the last two years.

The Lynton Keith Caldwell prize is given for the best book on environmental politics and policy published in the past three years.

The Don K. Price Award is given for the best book on science, technology, and politics published in the past three years.

The Emerging Young Scholar Award is given in recognition of a researcher, within 10 years of completing their Ph.D. degree, who is making notable contributions to the field of science, technology, and environmental politics.

  • Jonas Meckling (University of California Berkeley)

The Elinor Ostrom Career Achievement Award is given to an individual in recognition of their lifetime contribution to the study of science, technology, and environmental politics.

  • Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich)