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Dissertation Awards

Dissertations that were completed and accepted within the past two calendar years are eligible for APSA Dissertation Awards. Departments may only nominate one dissertation per award. A dissertation may be submitted for multiple Organized Section Awards, but only one APSA Dissertation Award. Self-nominations are not accepted.

The deadline for submitting nominations is past.

Gabriel A. Almond Award [$750]      
For the best doctoral dissertation in the field of comparative politics.

William Anderson Award [$750]
For the best doctoral dissertation in the field of state and local politics, federalism, or intergovernmental relations.

Edward S. Corwin Award [$750]
For the best doctoral dissertation in the field of public law.

Harold D. Lasswell Award [$1,000]
For the best doctoral dissertation in the field of policy studies (supported by the Policy Studies Organization).

Helen Dwight Reid Award [$750]
For the best doctoral dissertation in the field of international relations, law and politics.

E.E. Schattschneider Award [$750]
For the best doctoral dissertation in the field of American government.

Leo Strauss Award [$750]
For the best doctoral dissertation in the field of political philosophy.

Leonard D. White Award [$750]
For the best doctoral dissertation in the field of public administration (supported by University of Chicago).  

Organized Section Dissertation Awards
Organized section dissertation award recipients are generally selected by member committees appointed by the chair or executive committee of the section. The organized section recognize winners at their annual business meetings, which are held in conjunction with the APSA Annual Meeting. Deadlines and nomination procedures vary.  Please address questions about these awards to the award committee chair listed on the organized section's page. 

Awards offered by other organizations
Includes dissertation, fellowships, grants and other awards for graduate students.

 

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