Heinz I. Eulau Award

The Heinz Eulau prize is awarded annually for the best article published in the American Political Science Review and for the best article published in Perspectives on Politics in the calendar year. It carries a prize of $750. Special thanks go to Cambridge University Press for support of the new prize given in 2005, recognizing scholarship in Perspectives on Politics.

In 2004, the APSA Council acted to incorporate the best paper published in Perspectives in Politics under the umbrella of the Heinz Eulau Award, as well as the best paper published in APSR. This action was taken to allow APSA to recognize articles in Perspectives on Politics in a way parallel with APSR, without transgressing a council moratorium on new awards. As we build up award endowment, we expect in the future that the two awards will be separated. To manage the effort involved in selecting best articles for two journals, APSA President Margaret Levi, in consultation with the Award Committee Chair, increased the number of appointees to the Eulau Committee from 3 to 5, and suggested that two members focus on APSR articles and two on Perspectives on Politics articles, with the chair acting as the swing participant and coordinating voice.

View the list of 2014 APSA  Awardees

List of All Heinz I. Eulau Award Recipients


Nomination Information

The deadline to submit a nomination is February 15, 2015.

2015 Award Committee

Chair: Gary Segura
Stanford University
616 Serra St
Encina Hall West, Rm 100
Stanford, CA 94305-6044
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Perspectives on Politics

Nicole Mellow 
Williams College
24 Hopkins Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267
[email protected] 

Margit Tavits 
Washington University in St. Louis
Campus Box 1063
One Brookings Dr
Saint Louis, MO 63130
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Donald Patick Haider  
Northwestern University
Kellogg School of Management
2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
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Mara Sidney  
Rutgers University, Newark
360 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr
7th Floor, Hill Hall
Newark, NJ 07102
msidney[email protected]

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