Frank J. Goodnow Award
Nominations for the 2024 APSA Awards have closed.
The Goodnow Award honors service to the community of teachers, researchers, and public servants who work in the many fields of politics.
The APSA Council created the Frank J. Goodnow Award in 1996 to honor the outstanding contributions of individuals, groups and public and private organizations to both the development of the political science profession and the building of the American Political Science Association. The Goodnow Award is named for Frank J. Goodnow, APSA's first president and an exemplar of the public service and volunteerism that this award represents. The award is presented at the APSA Annual Meeting and the recipient receives an engraved crystal bowl.
- Eligibility: Self-nominations are accepted. Nominees do not have to be members of APSA, affiliated with an institution in the United States, or an American citizen in order to be considered for an award.
The Goodnow Award can be awarded not simply to a person who has performed distinguished service to political science, but to groups, or public and private organizations who have played a role in the development of the political science profession and the building of APSA.