Montreal 2014- Travel Grants and Awards

IPSA has instituted a number of awards and grants with a view to enhancing the quality and diversity of participation in its world congresses. In order to foster the presence of women, graduate students, young scholars from emerging economies, IPSA offers travel grants to members of these groups.

 

IPSA Travel Grants

The purpose of these funds is to facilitate travel to the world congress by people who live and work in developing economies, who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Recipients must be presenters or co-presenters at the event and be listed in the program. The allowances, of up to $1,000 US, are offered on the recommendation of the Travel Grants Subcommittee of the Program Committee. Travel grant funds will be given to recipients ONSITE and not in advance of the congress.

The application period for the IPSA Travel Grants is from December 2, 2013 to January 24, 2014. All travel grant applications must be completed online using the IPSA account, without exceptions.

Criteria for application:

  • must live and work (or study) in emerging/developing economies
  • must have a role in the congress program (ie. chair, discussant, paper author)

Applicants are expected to submit (in PDF format only):

  • Proof of citizenship (identification page of passport)
  • Proof of work or study in emerging/developing economies (ie. student card, staff card, letter of employment with valid dates)
  • A resume or CV
  • A letter of reference (from place of employment or educational institution, or from the chair or convenor of your panel)

Deadline to apply: CLOSED on January 24, 2014. 

How to apply: Use the online Travel Grant Application link located in the Montréal 2014 profile by logging into the IPSA account.

2014 Travel Grant Selection Criteria - Click here.

 

Awards

The Stein Rokkan Award

The purpose of the Stein Rokkan fellowship is to facilitate a small number of graduate students’ attendance at the world congress. The award is given on the recommendation of the Committee on Awards.  The criteria and application details can be found here.

Award: $1,000 US for basic travel and accommodation costs to the following World Congress of Political Science - Istanbul, Turkey 2016

Deadline for Stein Rokkan Award applications: CLOSED April 1st, 2014

2014 Award Recipient: Ainsley Elbra (University of Sydney, Australia)


Juan Linz Prize

The purpose of the Juan Linz Prize is to honour a prominent scholar engaged in the Decentralization, Multinational and Multiethnic  Integration and Federalism Comparative Research of which Juan Linz was a master. The award is made on the recommendation of the Committee on Awards. It is supported by the Juan Linz fund.

Award: The prize is of $3,000 USD for one winner to be awarded. The recipient presents the Juan Linz lecture or leads a special session at the IPSA World Congress of Political Science.

Deadline for Juan Linz Prize nominations: CLOSED on June 1st, 2014

2014 Award Recipient: Brendan O'Leary

 

The Karl Deutsch Award

This award honours a prominent scholar engaged in the cross-disciplinary research of which Karl Deutsch was a master. The recipient presents the Karl Deutsch Lecture or leads a special session at the congress. The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: Presents the Karl Deutsch lecture or leads a special session at the 23rd World Congress of Political Science - Montreal, Canada.  The 2014 prize is $1,000 US and is granted on the recommendation of the Committee on Awards. 

Deadline for Karl Deutsch Award nominations: CLOSED on April 1st, 2014

2014 Award Recipient:  Pippa Norris

 

The Francesco Kjellberg Award

The purpose of the Francesco Kjellberg Award is to encourage young, new scholars to write and present papers at the World Congress of Political Science. The award is made on the recommendation of the Committee on Awards on the basis of nominations by convenors and chairs at the world congress and is based on normal criteria of academic excellence.  The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: $1,000 US towards travel costs to the following World Congress of Political Science - Istanbul, Turkey 2016

Deadline for Francesco Kjellberg Award nominations: CLOSED on June 1st, 2014

There was no award recipient in 2014.

 

Wilma Rule Award on Gender and Politics

The objective of this award is to encourage research in the area of gender and politics. It is given to the best research in this domain presented at the Congress. Any scholar, male or female, who has prepared a written, original paper for the congress, with the intention of presenting it personally, may be recommended for the award by the convenor or chair of his or her panel.  The IPSA Awards Committee, with the assistance of the committee on participation, assess papers nominated until June 15, 2014.  The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: $1,000 US

Deadline for Wilma Rule Award nominations:CLOSED on July 11th, 2014

2014 Award Recipient: Jennifer Marie Piscopo
Paper: Inclusive Institutions versus Feminist Advocacy: Women’s Legislative Committees and Caucuses in Latin America

 

Global South Award

Established to recognize the work done by a political scientist on issues of significance to the Global South, this award also recognized a cumulative body of work. The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: $1,000 US and Presentation of a prize lecture at the 23nd World Congress of Political Science - Montreal, Canada.

Deadline for the Global South Award submissions: CLOSED on April 1st, 2014

2014 Award Recipient: Dr Sunil Kumar (University of Delhi, India)