Gabriel A. Almond Award

The Gabriel A. Almond Award is awarded annually for the best dissertation in the field of comparative politics. It carries a prize of $750.

The award was created in recognition of Gabriel Almond's contributions to the discipline, profession, and Association. He was a long time faculty member at Stanford University and former APSA President (1966). Almond's scholarly work contributed directly to the development of theory in comparative politics and brought together work on the developing areas and Western Europe that prevented splintering into an array of disparate areas studies. 


Please click here to submit a nomination. Nominations for the 2020 Almond Award will close on Friday, February 14, 2020

List of All Gabriel A. Almond Award Recipients 

How You Can Help

APSA could not reward achievement in political science without the support we receive from individual members and friends. These awards, made possible by generous donors, identify exceptional contributions to the discipline by APSA members.

Your donation to the Almond Award Fund will help us continue to recognize outstanding scholarship in comparative politics for many years to come.

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Committee Members

Gabriel A. Almond Award Committee

Chair: Dr. Dominika Koter
Colgate University
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Dr. Diana Fu
University of Toronto
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Dr. Mariela Szwarcberg Daby
Reed College
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