APSA-PSA International Partnerships Award  

Nominations for the 2024 APSA Awards have now closed.


The APSA-PSA International Partnerships Award honors political scientists engaged in collaborative and productive cross-national partnerships that make a significant contribution to the discipline in the areas of teaching, research, or civic engagement. The award carries a cash prize of £2,000, funded jointly by the American Political Science Association (APSA) & the Political Studies Association (PSA) of the United Kingdom.

We are looking for entries which demonstrate tangible benefits to the Political Studies discipline from a clear collaborative endeavor of two or more individuals and groups. Your entry should include a specific output:

  • Scholarly (e.g., a peer-reviewed and published journal article, special issue or text)
  • Pedagogic (e.g., a teaching resource, set of open-source teaching materials, guides or curricula content)
  • Policy-orientated (e.g., a policy paper, policy briefs or networking)
  • To benefit civil society (e.g., blog or vlogs, project-based initiatives, civic engagement).

The award will be judged by a joint APSA and PSA panel and will be awarded a cash prize of £2000.




  • Self-nominations are permitted.
  • Collaborative partnerships require a minimum of two individuals and must involve at least two scholars residing in two different countries.
  • Anyone applying for the award who is based at a UK higher education institution must be a member of either PSA or APSA. Anyone applying for the award from outside the UK does not need to be a member of either association.
  • Applicants, especially those for partnerships between countries other than USA-UK, are encouraged to spotlight existing connections or potential engagement with APSA and PSA members.
  • The collaborative partnership award is intended to recognize a significant single collaborative contribution achieved in 2022 or 2023 rather than the cumulative work of a career; scholars of all levels are eligible for the award, including those early or mid-career.
  • Interdisciplinary endeavors that draw on collaborations with other social scientists and/or colleagues in the arts and humanities are also welcome.
  • Collaborators are also encouraged to embed principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within their overall approach.


APSA-PSA International Partnerships Award Committee

Chair: Robin A. Kolodny
Temple University

Dr. Amelia Hadfield
University of Surrey

Professor Richard S. Katz
Johns Hopkins University

Year Recipient Title
2022 Larisa Patlis, Free University of Moldova
Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, Rutgers University
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