Victoria Schuck Award
Nominations are now open. The deadline for nominations is February 14, 2024.
The Schuck Award honors the best book published on women and politics.
Victoria Schuck earned her PhD in 1937 from Stanford University and played a leading role in opening doors for women in the profession. She was not only an outstanding mentor for women, but her service in senior administrative roles at Mt. Holyoke College and Mount Vernon College opened doors for future generations of women leaders. The award 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. It is not compulsory that authors be political scientists.
Books must have been published in the previous calendar year to be eligible for the current awards cycle (books for the 2024 award must be published in 2023). Many books contain both a publication date and a copyright date, and these may differ. Eligibility is determined by the earlier of these dates that is printed with the publication information at the front of the book. Edited books are ineligible for nomination.
- Individuals: Please contact the publisher and ask for either an eBook to submit via the online application portal or to have a physical copy of the nominated book mailed directly to each award committee member.
Self-nominations are accepted. If you nominate yourself for a book award, you assume responsibility for contacting your publisher and having copies of your book sent to the award committee either virtually or via mail.
- Publishers: Please submit your nomination online through the APSA application portal. You have the option to either submit an eBook via the portal or mail a hard copy of the nominated book directly to each member of the award committee.