Awards

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 22. State Politics and Policy awards to-date »

Best Published Paper Award

The award recognizes the best journal article on U.S. state politics or policy published during the previous calendar year in any peer-reviewed journal (book reviews, review essays, and chapters published in edited volumes are not eligible).

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Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2019

Award Committee

Christopher J. Clark (chair), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Rebecca Gill, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Daniel Mallinson, Penn State University, Harrisburg

Career Achievement Award

The Career Achievement Award given annually to a political scientist who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the study of politics and public policies in the American states.

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Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2019

Nomination Instructions: Please send nominations to Award Committee members by February 1, 2018. The winner receives a plaque and hearty congratulations.

Award Committee

Peverill Squire (chair), University of Missouri, Columbia
Martha E. Kropf, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
David L. Leal, University of Texas, Austin

Christopher Z. Mooney Best Dissertation Prize

This award is given for the best dissertation in american state politics and policy completed during the previous calendar year. The winner receives a plaque and $1000.

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Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2019

Nomination Instructions: Please send nominations, with electronic copies of dissertations defended between January 1 and December 31, 2017 to the Award Committee members by January 15, 2018.

Award Committee

Tracy Osborn (chair), University of Iowa
Robert Lowry, University of Texas, Dallas
Antoine Yoshinaka, University of Buffalo

Mac Jewell Enduring Contribution Book Award

To be awarded every three years to a political science book on the subject of U.S. state politics or policy published at least 10 years prior to the award being bestowed that stands as an enduring contribution to the literature. Such books would be those classic works frequently assigned in graduate seminars, typically found on the bookshelves of state politics scholars, and that have been crucial in setting the direction of scholarship the field since their publication.

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Deadline for nominations: This award will next be awarded in 2020.

Nomination Instructions: The goal of the award is to recognize, reward, and encourage excellence in political science scholarship on state politics and policy. The award consists of a plaque commemorating the award and a $750 prize.

 

State Politics and Policy Quarterly (SPPQ) Best Paper Award

The State Politics and Policy Award is given for the best paper on state politics and policy presented at any professional meeting in the previous calendar year.

The Committee may designate separate awards for papers presented by graduate students with no faculty authorships and for papers with solely faculty or faculty and graduate student participation. Graduate student winners will receive a plaque and $100 and faculty winners will receive a plaque. Please send nominations to the Award Committee members by the posted deadline.

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Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2019

Award Committee

Renee Van Vechten (chair), University of Redlands
Adam Brown, Brigham Young University
Michael G. Miller, Barnard College

Virginia Gray Book Award

To be awarded annually to the best political science book published on the subject of U.S. state politics or policy in the preceding three calendar years. Thus, books would be eligible to be considered for the award for three years. E.g., for the 2018 award, books with a copyright of 2015, 2016, and 2017 would be eligible for nomination.

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Nomination Instructions: The goal of the award is to recognize, reward, and encourage excellence in political science scholarship on state politics and policy. The award consists of a plaque commemorating the award. Please send nominations to the Award Committee members by February 1, 2018.

Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2019

Award Committee

Chris Witko (chair), Penn State University
Laurel Harbridge-Young, Northwestern University
Robyn Kuhlmann, University of Central Missouri