Harold D. Lasswell Award
Nominations are now closed.
The Lasswell Award honors the best doctoral dissertation in the field of public policy.
The award, co-supported by the Policy Studies Organization and the APSA Organized Section on Public Policy, is presented at the APSA Annual Meeting and carries a cash prize of $1,000.
- Eligibility: 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.
Dissertations must have been successfully defended
within the previous two calendar years (dissertations for the 2021 award must
be defended in 2020 or 2019).
Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations from non-PhD departments and institutions are also welcome if the nominee is currently employed there.
APSA will accept up to two nominations for the Lasswell Award per school or political science department.