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APSA Book Awards

Publishers and individuals are invited to submit nominations for APSA book awards, presented each year at the Association's annual meeting. Detailed information is sent to publishers each fall, including procedures for submission.

To submit a nomination, click on the appropriate award to fill out an electronic nomination form. A copy of each nominated book should be sent to each award committee member, and to the APSA office. If they meet the relevant criteria, books may be nominated for more than one award. The deadline for nominations from individuals is January 15 of each year. The deadline for nominations from publishers is February 15 of each year.

Previous Calendar Year:  Many books contain both a publication date and a copyright date, and these may differ. Eligiblity for APSA book awards is deterimined by the earlier of these dates that is printed with the publication information at the front of the book.  For example, if the publication page has a printed copyright date of 2015, that is the date that applies even if the book was released in 2014. If the publication page includes a print or publication date of 2014, then that is the date that applies even if the copyright is 2015.

Ralph J. Bunche Award For the best scholarly work in political science published in the previous calendar year on ethnic and cultural pluralism. [$1,000]

Gladys M. Kammerer Award For the best political science publication in the previous calendar year in the field of U.S. national policy. [$1,000]

Victoria Schuck Award For the best book published in the previous calendar year on women and politics. [$1,000] 

Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award For the best book published in the U.S. during the previous calendar year on government, politics, or international affairs (supported by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation). [$5,000]


Organized Section Book Awards

Many APSA organized section book awards will be presented at the next APSA Annual Meeting. 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.  See Organized Section Book Awards.

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